- The Lagos state police command has arrested three pastors for conducting church services on Sunday, March 22
- Mohammed Ali, the deputy commissioner Lagos police command said one of the pastors arrested is from the pentecostal churches
- Ali disclosed that the pastors were released and warned to comply with the government’s directive to prevent further spread of coronavirus
Three pastors were arrested by the Lagos state police command on Sunday, March 22, for conducting church services in violation of the state government's ban on large religious gatherings.
Mohammed Ali, the deputy commissioner Lagos police command confirmed the arrest of the three pastors to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Ali said that one of the pastors arrested is from one of the Pentecostal Churches.
He said the pastors were released on the same day with a warning to comply with the government’s directive to prevent further spread of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in line with the ban placed on large crowds in Lagos by the state government due to outbreak of coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the police to arrest anyone who violates the directive.
During a broadcast in Lagos on Friday, March 20, Sanwo-Olu said that such gatherings include social clubs, night clubs, event centres and others, PM News reports.
The governor said that to prevent the spread of the pandemic, the police have been given the go-ahead to arrest and disperse all such gatherings in the state.
He stated that social distancing is the best preventive measure against the virus until a cure is found for it.
In another report, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adejare Adeboye, has opened up on a revelation given to him by God concerning the spread of coronavirus.
Adeboye on Sunday, March 22, said that God had told him earlier in 2020 that the outbreak of the virus will bring about a compulsory holiday all over the world, The News Nigeria reports.
The renowned cleric revealed: “God said there will be a compulsory holiday.
The closest we had like that was during 9-11.
The RCCG head pastor said that the pandemic will become history only when God succeeds in making the world understand that he is sovereign over all human affairs.
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