Ghana investigates Christ Embassy for hosting crowded event

Chris Oyakhilome

Police in Ghana say they have begun investigating Loveworld Incorporated aka Christ Embassy for holding a crowded event and breaching the COVID-19 protocol.

The church held an event tagged ‘Pneumatic Night’ on April 30 at Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre, Accra, with thousands of worshippers present.

 Videos from the event have been shared multiple times on social media.

In a statement signed on Sunday by the police director of public affairs Sheilla Abayie-Buckman, the police accused the church of not adhering to the COVID-19 protocols and breaching the threshold of the number of people who could gather for a church event at a place.

“The Police is investigating an alleged gathering by the Christ Embassy Church at Trade Fair Centre Accra on Friday, April 30, 2021, in flagrant disregard of COVID-19 protocols putting the entire country at risk of spreading COVID-19. The Police did not provide security for the said event and warns that those who breached the law will face consequences,” the statement read.

The police said the Fantasy Dome was shut down on Sunday, adding that anyone found culpable would be prosecuted.