Private legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw has condemned actions by certain individuals who use the name of God to “spiritually assault” citizens.

The lawyer said, Ghanaian celebrities who receive death prophecies from pastors could sue them for threat of death, which is punishable by a 10 year maximum jail sentence.

He noted that some pastors use their positions to put fear in people which gives them the room to manipulate such innocent people.

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“Someone can control you when he puts fear in you, and that is what they do. So if they put that reasonable fear in you, then you fall to their tricks and do everything they tell you to do,” lawyer Ampaw said.

“If a pastor tells you, you are going to die, it is a threat of death and you can sue him for a maximum death sentence of 10 years and five years minimum.”

“What baffles me is the strange tongues they speak. They pretend to be in the realms of the spirit and begin to make utterances about seeing a supposed attack from a family member.”

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Lawyer Ampaw made these comments on Akua Amoakowaa’s late-night program, “The Purple Room” on Angel TV. “The Purple Room” is an informative and entertainment program which looks at all social issues such as lifestyle, modern trends, sports, fashion, travels, music, etc and airs every Wednesday at 9pm on Angel TV.