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Dampare Hasn’t Said Don’t Prophesy, Just Make Sure It’s Not Illegal – Bentil to Prophets



Private legal practitioner, Mr Kofi Bentil, has told Men of God who have a problem with the caution given to Pastors against the publication of doom prophecies that the caution did not say they should not prophesy.

This comes after several protests from some men of God in the country who have disagreed with the police’s stance against prophecy in the country.

The Police had cautioned Religious leaders in Ghana to be measured in their utterances, particularly the way they communicate prophecies, ahead of New Year Eve’s services.

“We want to caution that under Ghanaian law, it is a crime for a person to publish or reproduce a statement, rumour or report which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public or to disturb the public peace, where that person has no evidence to prove that the statement, rumour or report is true,” the police warned in a statement issued on Monday, December 27 2021.

“It is also a crime for a person, by means of electronic communications service, to knowingly send a communication that is false or misleading and likely to prejudice the efficiency of life saving service or to endanger the safety of any person,” the statement signed by Superintendent Alexander Obeng, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, added.

“A person found guilty under these laws could be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five years.”

Scores of prophets including Rev Owusu Bempah, Nigel Gaisie, Salifu Amoako and recent Bishop Charles Agyinasare have bemoaned the directive of the police.

However, Mr Bentil believes the order is not a ban on prophecy rather to ensure that whatever is proclaimed by these men of God fall in line with the laws of the land.

“Dear OSofo, IGP hasn’t said don’t prophesy ooo. Just make sure it is not illegal!!If it’s illegal it is NOT prophesy it’s crime,” Kofi Bentil wrote on Facebook.

“If your problem is that your prophesy is potentially illegal then please your Bible says the Spirit of the Proohet is subject to the Prophet so exercise order!! For God is not the author of confusion !!You cannot have a problem with a caution to do what’s right!,” he added.


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