Full statement: POLICE ARREST ONE (1) SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH ATTACK ON REV. ISAAC OWUSU BEMPA’S CHURCH
Following the violent attack on “Glorious Word and Power Ministries International” founded by Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, on January 2, 2019,one suspect was arrested by the Accra Regional Police at Odorkor to assist in investigation.
Consequently, the CID Headquarters has taken over investigation into the case as the suspect had been granted Police enquiry bail on 03/01/19 to be reporting to the CID Headquarters for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Police Administration has observed with concern a worrying trend of prophecies made by religious persons about the death of certain individuals which have the tendency of breaching public peace and causing fear and panic in the country.
The Police Administration is therefore cautioning these persons who make such pronouncements to be mindful of the security implications of their utterances.
Also media reportage on such pronouncements and the interpretations put on the pronouncements in the media is also disturbing. As a result, the Police Administration is cautioning Editors, media practitioners, discussants and owners of media establishments to be circumspect and exercise the necessary editorial responsibility to ensure that the media is not used as a tool for aiding breach of the peace and causing fear and panic.
Police also condemn any retaliatory acts by opposing factions and warns that causing harm, damage to property, rioting, threatening etc. is a crime. They disturb public peace.
The public is therefore advised to report actions which are likely to breach public peace, or cause fear and panic to the nearest Police Station.
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE