‘Pastor was convicted to pay a fine, not jailed’ – Police ‘schools’ Mahama

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Director of public affairs at the Police Service, Supt. Mrs. Sheila Abayie-Buckman has clarified former president Mahama’s claims of a pastor and his two followers serving a four-year term for flouting the ban on social gatherings.

According to her, the statement is false as the pastor was only convicted to pay a fine which was later footed by the church of Pentecost.

“The pastors are not in jail. They were convicted by the court but they weren’t convicted to go and spend time in jail. They were asked to pay a fine but because they couldn’t pay, they were kept until sometime in July the Church of Pentecost volunteered to pay it.”

She added that checks with the prisons service in Volta Region revealed that these people were truly released.

“After the Church of Pentecost offered to pay their fine, we checked with the prisons service in Volta region and found out that they have been released,” she stated.

Nonetheless, former President John Dramani Mahama has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to grant clemency to the said pastor and his two followers who he claimed were jailed for four years for flouting the ban on public gatherings.


Source: ghanaweb.com


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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