Coronavirus: Pastors arrested in Lagos over Sunday services

Coronavirus: Pastors arrested in Lagos over Sunday services

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Nigeria police operatives on have arrested three pastors accused of flouting the government’s directive on ban of gatherings in Lagos State.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohammed Ali in charge of Operations, Lagos Command, confirmed the arrest to NAN.

Lagos had declared that the number of people social and religious gatherings should not exceed 50, a figure further reduced to 20.

Ali said that one of the pastors arrested is from a Pentecostal Church.

He alleged that pastors were not detained but warned to comply with the government’s directive to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

“We did not hold our weekly prayers in the mosque at the police headquarters because we had to comply with the directive of the Lagos State Government.

“I also implore churches and other religious organisations to follow suit,” he said.

Ali added that the operations to ensure the public complies would continue and warned religious leaders to obey or face the consequences.

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