Court fines ICGC and Crossroad Church to pay GHC30,000 over excess noise making

Court fines ICGC and Crossroad Church to pay GHC30,000 over excess noise making

The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) and Crossroad Community Church Ministries, located at Haasto in the Greater Accra Region have been fined by an Accra High Court for excessive noise making.

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The court ordered that the churches and the Municipal Chief Executive of the Abokobi area to pay damages of GHC 20,000 to the plaintiffs - Mrs Patricia Bannerman and Dr Elizabeth Masopeh.

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The court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Novisi Afua Aryene awarded the damages for reckless disregard of the interest and rights of the plaintiffs to enjoy peace and quiet in their properties.

These orders were made after the court found that the activities of the two churches (loud singing, clapping and drumming, accompanied by electronic musical instruments and loud prayers during days and nights, especially) from Fridays to Sundays coupled with the littering of the neighbourhood by congregants and the blocking of the entrance of the plaintiffs houses with their cars, amounted to nuisance.

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The plaintiffs dragged the churches and the MCE of the area to court over the continuous disturbances in the residential area.

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