Create special office under CID to go after fake pastors and churches

Create special office under CID to go after fake pastors and churches

Increasingly famous private legal practitioner, Amanda Clinton, has advised the government to create a special unit within the police that will monitor the work of "fake" pastors and their churches.

"Get within the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), a special unit that can monitor and investigate pastors believed to be fake and their churches", says private legal practitioner Amanda Clinton.

Clinton, who gained massive fame for representing aggrieved customers of the now-defunct gold trading company Menzgold, warned against attempts by the state to legislate the activities of these religious leaders.

This, Clinton says in spite of agreeing that some of the pastors have been manipulating and abusing their congregants.

According to 3news.com, in the view of the lawyer, enacting a law on churches and pastors will be “an overkill".

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Clinton noted that the problem of abuse emanating from religious leaders is not peculiar to Christendom but to all other religions in the country.

She was quoted as saying: “This is a national issue that involves every type of religion and practical solutions are required not just needless legislation."

She stated the best approach to dealing with this canker will be the creation of a subdivision within the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police to receive complaints relating to the misdeeds of all religious leaders and their organisations.

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In a related development, member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel George, is cautioning Ghanaians with regard to the talk of parliamentary regulation of churches.

George, according to an Adomonline.com report, is of the opinion that any attempt to control the activities of religious groups in Ghana will clash against biblical teachings and basic freedoms of the Ghanaian.

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