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Pastor, Imam, And Worshipers Arrested For Violating Lockdown Order


Christian and Islamic clerics alongside their congregation were arrested at different locations holding congregational services against the lockdown order put in place by the state government to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the arrest while parading the offenders and other suspected criminals on Monday at the Command headquarters, Ikeja.

He said, the Islamic cleric, Rasheed Jimoh, 40 years old and 13 others were arrested in a Mosque at Olushi, Lagos Island.

In the same vein, the police boss said the pastor named Apostle Sherperd Moses Peter and 16 others were apprehended same day for the same offence.

The police commissioner disclosed that Peter, 61, and 16 others were arrested at Christ Desire Sabbath Mission, Olodi, Apapa while holding congregational service.

His words, 

"They were arrested while holding a congregational prayers in violation of the order issued by Government. In a related development, on the same date at about 1600hours, Policemen on enforcement duty from Tolu Division arrested a Christian Cleric, Apostle Shepherd Moses Peter ’61 years old’ and 16 others in Christ Desire Sabbath Mission, Olodi, Apapa holding congregational service”.

Odumosu hinted that the offenders will be charged to court soon.

However, one of the clerics Apostle Peter denied the allegation saying they never contravene the order.

Speaking with newmen in a chat, Peter said he was at the venue with other congregants to offer palliatives to their members in order to cushion the effect of the the lockdown

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