Contrary to public impressions that Inspector General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is out to fight against prophets and prophesies, sources have hinted MyNewsGh.com about how Dr. Dampare himself has benefitted immensely from prophecy and cannot fight it.
According to reports, Dr. Dampare’s personal prophetic man is Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, who reports say he foresaw the elevation of his “spiritual son” to the highest police way before it happened.
Days before January 1st, there was a directive from the Ghana Police Service urging churches to be measured in the communication of prophecies that could spark panic and controversy has been met with mixed reactions by some religious leaders.
As some leaders are in support of the advice others argue that it is a move to gag prophets in the country and IGP Dampare risks incurring God’s wrath.
Prophet Nigel Gaisie, founder and leader of the Prophetic Hill Chapel somewhat disagreed with the directive but said they will abide by it.
He said he already has 42 prophecies for the country which he would release during the watch night service.
“Prophecy was and is and will forever be. Personally, I think modern-day prophets are law-abiding so we will go by what they (police) are suggesting,” he said.
The police have urged religious groups and leaders to be measured in the communication of prophecies ahead of the 31st December watch night services.
With the public interest in mind, the police stated that religious freedom is still subject to Ghana’s laws ahead of the watch night services, which are known for delivering prophecies by men of God.
The Odorkor branch of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry, the church was vandalised after the head pastor of the church, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah incurred the wrath of some Muslims after a prophecy that the Chief Imam could die in 2019.
A person found guilty under these laws could be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five years.
Others who condemned the IGP include National Communication Officer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress, Samy Gyamfi who urged the IGP to read his Bible.
“My Christian brethren, even though we all know that there are charlatans occupying pulpits in many churches today, we must hasten slowly on the attempts by some people to regulate and criminalize prophecy.” He wrote on 31st December 2021.
“We do know that there are fake prophets just as there are fake doctors, fake lawyers, and so on. The Bible tells us to beware of fake Prophets and has given us a standard for testing all spirits so we can determine who is of God and who is not of God. Let us, therefore, be careful that we do not support an agenda that can have dire consequences on the work of genuine men of God (not just Prophets), and the Church in general” he added.
The report of the prophecy received by IGP Dampare could therefore mean that he is not against the giving of prophecy but he could be only fighting the mode and manner it is given.