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I haven’t condemned Owusu Bempah’s ‘death prophecies’ – Otabil

Founder of ICGC, Dr. Mensa Otabil

Some local publications had carried a story claiming Dr. Otabil criticised his colleague pastor over the doom prophecies he made on December 31, 2018.

This followed the circulation of the video excerpt, in which Dr. Otabil was captured saying “doom predictions” tend to destroy the already struggling self-confidence level of people.

In the said video, the ICGC leader said Africans naturally battle with inferiority complex and fear and therefore doom prophecies should not be encouraged.

But a statement signed by the Executive Pastor of the ICGC, Rev. Albert Ocran said the thoughts expressed in the video clearly reflect the perspective of Dr. Otabil on the general subject of doom prophecies.

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The statement clarified that Dr. Otabil words were not targeted at Owusu Bempah but rather in reference to the subject matter.

“…pitting the two together as was done in the publication creates an unfortunate impression that Pastor Otabil's comments were directly targeted at Rev. Owusu-Bempah.

“It is important to state that Pastor Otabil has made no comment in relation to the prophecies made by Rev. Owusu-Bempah,” it added.

Rev. Owusu Bempah has come under the spotlight after he prophesied the death of some prominent persons in the country, including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, ex-president John Mahama and the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.

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This led to some angry youth taking the law into their own hands by storming Owusu Bempah’s church at Odorkor to vandalise properties.

The youth, wielding machetes and other weapons, invaded the Glorious Word and Power Ministries International premises in Accra, where Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah himself is the head pastor.

They broke the church’s glass windows and louvres as well as billboards bearing the man of God’ image.

Meanwhile, the statement from ICGC condemned the attack of Owusu Bempah's church insisting “violence must never be used to settle our differences as Ghanaians under any circumstances."

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