Mass gathering: Ghana police quiz Christ Embassy leaders
The Ghana Police Service said it is questioning leaders of Christ Embassy in the country over the violation of COVID-19 protocols at a mass gathering organised last Friday in Accra, the capital city of the small West African country.
The police stated this in a statement dated May 2, 2021, and titled, ‘Christ Embassy Youth Church’s ‘Pneumatic Night’’.
The statement signed by the Police Director of Public Affairs, Sheilla Abayie-Buckman, read, “The Police is investigation alleged gathering by the youth of the Christ Embassy Church at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre Accra on Friday, April 30, 2021 in flagrant disregard of COVID-19 protocols.
“Trending videos of the alleged gathering, dubbed ‘Pneumatic Night’ shows a non-mask wearing mass crowd, screaming, chanting and dancing to the ‘evangelism’ of non-mask wearing leaders; putting the entire country at risk of spreading COVID-19.
“The Police did not provide security for the said event. In fact, the organisers did not give notice of the event to any Police Officer or Station. The event, advertised as a Church Service which ordinarily did not require notice under the Public Order Act, was organised at the blind side of the Police.
“Police have since Sunday morning locked up the Fantasy Dome and have started questioning leaders of the Church and Management of Fantasy Dome about the event. Any person found culpable will be arrested and duly prosecuted.
“Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, Police Officers laid surveillance at the Christ Embassy Service Centre at UPSA where a similar programme had been advertised to carry on. That programme was held with all COVID-19 protocols being observed. Punch