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Lawyer and member of the NDC's legal team, Edudzi Kudjo Tamakloe has disclosed that, TV, Radio stations and newspaper outlets to promote ritual activities are going contrary to the laws of Ghana according to Section 137 of the Criminal Offences Act.
Reacting to the issue of the two teenage boys who murdered a 10-year-old boy for money rituals on the orders of a spiritualist in Kasoa, a suburb of the Central Region, the lawyer said, "Today, we have mallams and scammers all now going on news media and doing all this things".
"There is this provision in the constitution we have not averted our minds to. Section 137 of the Criminal Offences Act. The heading is chartalanic advertisements in the media and it makes advertising ritual activities an offence. If you read the publication, it says any journal, newspaper or media outlet that advertises fortune telling, palmistry, astrology or the use of foul means or craft to deceive a member of the public, commits an offence and is liable for conviction to a certain penalty".
It would be recalled that two teenagers upon the orders of a spiritualist murdered a 10-year-old boy, took parts of his body and buried him in an uncompleted building at Kasoa. They were caught and are now in the custody of the Police. Ghanaians after the unfortunate events of that day began a campaign for authorities to ban TV and radio stations advertising and promoting ritual activities and get rich quick schemes.
Lawyer Tamakloe admonished state authorities to begin cracking the whip on offenders of the law to bring sanity into the media space.
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Source: Metro TV
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