GHANA POLICE SERVICE HQ
*WARRANT OF ARREST FOR PERSONS SPREADING FALSE INFORMATION
COVID 19: Warrant Of Arrest For Persons Spreading False Information During This Period.
The attention of the Ghana Health service has been drawn to a false rumor that was circulated on social media about a surge in numerous false news circulating around causing fear and panic to people.
Fake news is punishable under the law. Before you share any information, take steps to find out if the information is not false, not misleading, nor reckless or fraudulent.
The ripple effect of such false alarms are that it tends to create fear and panic to the national populace and would not be condoned. A legislative instrument was issued with a warning that any persons found circulating false information on social media will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the country are.
Daily Security Tips: It is an offence to publish statement or rumour on COVID-19, which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public.
The general public is further advised to assist in the arrest of any persons sharing such false information.
Do not reproduce statements on COVID-19, which you have not verified as accurate. You may be publishing false news.
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