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The president of the Concerned Clergy Association of Ghana (CCAG) has warned the police administration to stop criminalising spirituality.
Bishop Prince Benny Wood said the unruly behaviour exhibited by the police in the arrest of Jesus Ahuofe, founder of New Life Kingdom Chapel International at the premises of Accra100.5FM amounted to antagonising the spiritual realm.
He was quick to remind the police administration that matters of revelation and prophecy are matters of the spiritual realm.
Bishop Benny Wood gave the warning on the back of the refusal of the police to grant the embattled pastor, known in private life as Stephen Akwasi Appiah, bail despite spending 48 hours in custody.
Speaking on Accra100.5 FM’s morning show, Ghana Yensom, hosted by Kwame Appiah Kubi on Thursday, 21 October 2021, Bishop Benny Wood said the police acted overzealously in connection with the 28 September 2021 prophecy of Jesus Ahuofe that dancehall artiste Shatta Wale would be shot dead on 18 October 2021 just as Lucky Dube was killed in South Africa.
“It is not clear what crime the pastor committed to warrant his continuous detention in custody,” he said.
“If the police, in recent times, consider prophecy and revelation a threat, then Christian activities such as evangelism among others are under serious threat,” he added.
He stated that going forward, it will be difficult for pastors to go about doing what they have been called to do and cautioned the security service not to allow itself to be used to undermine the Christian faith.