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Religion Thu, 28 Jan 2016

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Perez Chapel denies BNI invasion

Officials of Perez Chapel International have denied reports of armed police and Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) operatives’ invasion at its Dome to arrest a member.

According to a report in a local newspaper Today, armed security personnel laid ambush at the Perez Dome between January 17 and 24 during church service to “trail a church member.”

An official statement from the church headed by Bishop Charles Agyinasare said: “For the avoidance of doubt we want to state that there was no security detail at the Perez Dome to trail, harass or arrest anybody. Neither were church members alarmed because of the presence of security personnel on the premises.”

Below is the full statement:

The Editor

Today Newspaper

Accra.

REJOINDER – PURPORTED BNI OPERATIVES AT PEREZ CHAPEL

Our attention has been drawn to your publication dated 26th January 2016 in which you stated among other things that on the 17th and 24th of January 2016, armed police and BNI operatives invaded the Perez Dome church premises during church service, in trail of a church member.

The Perez Church states emphatically that the story is misleading and completely false.

It is important to point out that the Perez Dome accommodates thousands of worshipers. Consequently armed police presence has become a regular feature in recent times to assure worshipers of their security and safety.

For the avoidance of doubt we want to state that there was no security detail at the Perez Dome to trail, harass or arrest anybody. Neither were church members alarmed because of the presence of security personnel on the premises.

We would encourage the media to always clarify issues about the church with us before proceeding to publish.

We request a retraction and an apology for the false and misleading story published in your medium.

Thank you.

Pastor Raymond Acquah,

Resident Pastor and Media Laison – Perez Dome

Executive Council Member – Perez Chapel International

Source: starrfmonline.com

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