National Chief Imam does not seek protection from charlatans on the pulpit – Owusu-Bempah told

Ghana's national chief Imam

The office of the National Chief Imam has taken a strong exception to an allegation by the head pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International that Sheikh Ousman Nuhu Sharubutu seeks spiritual protection from him.

It says, Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah’s claims are untrue and should be dismissed completely by all well-meaning Ghanaians.

In a press release on Wednesday, January 4, the office said the Chief Imam does not seek spiritual protection from “charlatans on the pulpit.”

It has thus asked the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Christian community to advise Reverend Owusu Bempah from making further controversial and false prophecies about his Eminence, Shiekh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu.

“We wish to state that all the claims of Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah contain no iota of truth, but represent the figment of his own imagination.

“Undoubtedly, His Eminence is a champion of interfaith harmony and peaceful co-existence. But he does not seek protection and prosperity from charlatans on the pulpit.”

“Conclusively, we stand – at all times – for interfaith solidarity and national unity, as we contribute our quota to the building of a prosperous democratic state of diverse religious communities.

Rev Owusu Bempah is alleged to have claimed that the National Chief Imam seeks spiritual protection from him.

The said allegation was said to have been made on Saturday, December 31, 2022, during his church’s watch night service.


In January 2019, the self-styled pastor thanked the National Chief Imam for his swift action to forestall peace when his church was vandalised recently by some Zongo youths.

Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah said he considers Sheik Usman Nuru Sharubutu as his father for the love shown him after a prophecy during his December 31, 2018, church service suggesting the respected Islamic leader will die in 2019

Irate youth, armed with machetes, stormed Rev. Owusu Bempah’s property after he prophesied that some key leaders in Ghana including the National Chief Imam will die in 2019.

Speaking at a meeting at the Chief Imam’s Fadama residence in Accra, he said that but for the centenarian’s timely intervention, the issue would have taken another twist which could lead to harm and destruction.


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