Reports reaching THE NEW PUBLISHER indicate that Gospel artiste, Brother Sammy, has been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police over claims that he had found a cure for the dreaded HIV/AIDS disease.
The top gospel musician was reportedly apprehended by the police over the weekend in Kumasi, and faces a possible court action, soon.
A statement signed and issued by the Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Darko, explained that the arrest had become necessary after Sammy had, in a series of videos circulating on social media, claimed that he had a product that could cure dreaded virus, as well as other chronic diseases.
According to the Authority, the said product being circulated by the singer had not been approved, hence the arrest to assist in investigations.
“The FDA wishes to inform the general public that it has not registered any product for the cure of HIV/AIDS, neither has any approval been given to the said artiste for the production nor sale at any FDA regulated product,” the statement read.
The arrest comes after ‘users’ of the product’ on social media called for his arrest for the constant advertisement of his spiritual healing water, which they describe as ‘fake’.
However, The New Publisher sources at the Ashanti Regional Police Command confirmed the musician had been questioned and granted bail.
”Yes, he has been here. We questioned him over his claims. He respected and got us the needed answers. He has been tasked to make himself available again, come Tuesday, for further interrogation. The police, together with the FDA, is investigating the matter and we promise the general public better adherence to the matter”, the police source said.
Sammy was said to be making brisk business with his so-called special water, after claiming also that the same special water had the potential to cure asthma, diabetes, and liver-relared diseases.
The FDA boss has since warned the public to stay away from the product, since it was not approved by the authority as healthy for human consumption.