The Police is investigating 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 the COVID-19 protocols.
Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service (GPS), Superintendent Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, said the trending videos of the alleged gathering, dubbed “Pneumatic Night” cited by the police 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 organized at the blind side of the Police,” she revealed in an official statement.
“Police have since Sunday morning locked up the Fantasy Dome and have started questioning leaders of the Church and Management of the Fantasy Dome about the event hence any person found culpable will be arrested and duly prosecuted” She noted.
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, the release stated.
The Police hereby reminds all and sundry that actions that breach the imposition of Restrictions Act, will be subjected to the sanctions imposed by law.
By Shiela Satori Mensah