Some youth perceived to be mostly Muslims have on this afternoon attacked the Odorkor branch of the Glorious Word and Power Ministries International belonging to controversial prophet, Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah.
The youth who were wielding cutlasses vandalised anything they chanced upon in the church’s courtyard, smashing glass windows and pulling down the church’s giant signpost which had the portrait of Rev Owusu Bempah on it.
The attack is coming in the wake of controversial ‘prophesies’ pronounced by the ‘prophet’ during his 31st December, 2019 all night services.
Rev Owusu Bempah had predicted on New Year’s eve that some Ghanaian leaders including the Chief Imam, Sheihk Nuhu Sharabutu, former President John Mahama, current Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia among others could die this year unless they take firm spiritual actions.
The youth who are unhappy about the prophesies especially with those involving the chief Imam, issued a warning to Rev Owusu Bempah to apologise and retract his pronouncements. The youth have also warned that, they will attack the church until they receive the apology.
Chief Imam’s Call
The office of the National Chief Imam has however called for calm and advised all to desist from any engagement and act that will tarnish the hard-earned image and reputation, particularly on peach and tolerance.
In a statement, the office of the Chief Imam said “…the Islamic faith remains restrained and tolerant and shun away every form of chaotic acts as the Islamic tenets does not condone intolerance.
Islam indeed teaches us that death is inevitable and every soul shall taste death as enshrined in the Holy Quran.
Death is not bound by age or any condition of life.”
The Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development, Dr. Mustapha Hamid has also called on the youth to remain calm and desist from all acts of vandalism.
Call for Prayers
Meanwhile, Rev. Owusu Bempah is calling on Christians to rise and pray for the church. In a facebook post on the church’s facebook Wall, Rev. Bempah said “just this afternoon, some group of people came to the church premises and destroyed some properties.
Christians, let’s be strong and pray for the church.”