- Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has preached about people arresting pastors during COVID-19 lockdown
- The pastor was reacting to a story he heard about a pastor that was arrested for flouting COVID-19 stay-at-home order
- In his statement, the pastor noted that anyone that assaults a pastor is in danger because pastors are not ordinary people
The general overseer of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has stated that anyone that assaults a pastor is in danger. The pastor said the person would be in more danger than the pastor they assaulted.
The pastor made the statement while preaching about the coronavirus stay-at-home order. Due to the stay-at-home given by the government, religious organisations have been directed not to hold any gatherings for this period.
People were asked to stay at home and pray to God in their various homes in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. Police officers and other law enforcement agencies have been asked to make sure people follow the directive.
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This has led to stories of different gatherings such as weddings, church, and mosque services being disrupted. Reacting to a story he heard, Oyakhilome said anyone that assaults a pastor is in danger.
The pastor started his statement by sharing the story of how a man was heard bragging about how he arrested a pastor. Oyakhilome, who compared the incident to how Jesus was also arrested in the same manner, said the man was not the first to arrest a man of God.
He noted that pastors are not ordinary people and people who assault them would be in more danger and no one would be able to help them out of it.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a police inspector was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday, April 1, alongside two others in his vehicle for violating the stay-at-home order by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that President Buhari had ordered the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja as a measure to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The Nation reports that the Lagos police command said the officer who was not on duty was going about his private business, disregarding the stay-at-home order.
It was reported that the name of the inspector and the two other persons were not disclosed by the police. The police also refuted allegations by the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association that medical workers and support staff were being harassed by policemen enforcing the lockdown order. The command's spokesman, Bala Elkana, said the police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu personally monitored compliance with the restriction.
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