Forty-Five(45) members of the Heavenslife Global Church at School Junction, a suburb of Ashaiman face up to four years imprisonment or a fine of up to GHS16,000 each for violating the Imposition of Restrictions Act 2020(Act 1012).
The 45 persons who are members of Bishop Dr Eric Borngreat Aboagye’s church were arrested for their blatant disregard for Imposition of Restrictions Act 2020(Act 1012) which has banned such gatherings in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A team of police officers and a Taskforce from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly upon a tip-off stormed the church and arrested 45 members and sent them to Tsuibleo police station and charged them.
The Ashaiman District Court presided over by His Worship Charles Boateng has remanded all into police custody to reappear on Friday May 8, 2020.
President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, in a televised broadcast by Executive Instrument declared the ban on all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
“All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance”, he disclosed.