Irate youth attack Owusu Bempah’s church over death prophecies
Some youth on Wednesday afternoon attacked the Odorkor branch of Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah’s Glorious Word and Power Ministries International in Accra. Rev Owusu Bempah had predicted on New Year’s eve that some Ghanaian political and religious leaders, including the Chief Imam, Sheik Nuhu Sharabutu would die in 2018. Some youth had issued a warning to Rev. Owusu Bempah to retract his prophecy or face their wrath. They then stormed the church premises at Odorkor on Wednesday, wielding cutlasses and vandalizing parts of the property.
Plastic chairs, an organ and some windows in the church building were damaged. In a video from the incident, some men can be seen sprinting in fear from the church premises as the rampaging youth vented their frustrations. A man who was on the premises later said he was assaulted during the incident and had filed a police report. The youth are also seen ripping a signboard and trying to topple a billboard with the church’s advertisement. The Office of the Chief Imam has since come out to condemn the destruction of properties at the church.
But the spokesperson for the office, Shiekh Aremeyaw Shaibu, also advised religious leaders against making statements that have the potential of disturbing public peace. The immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong also called on church leaders and the media to put an end to the now regular prediction of the deaths of some of the nation’s leaders.–
Source : citinewsroom.com