- Worship centres in Ogun state will be opened on August 14
- However, they must follow strict guidelines on covid-19
- According to the state government, those who fail to follow guidelines will be sanctioned
Worship centres will reopen in Ogun state from Friday, August 14, the state government has declared.
This was disclosed by Gov. Dapo Abiodun while briefing journalists in Abeokuta.
The governor said the religious centres must however strictly follow COVID-19 measures and guidelines.
He warned that any worship centre that fails to follow all the guidelines would be sanctioned appropriately,
“As government, we will not hesitate to impose severe sanctions, including, but not limited to, lockdown on any Worship Centre that fails to comply with the laid down guidelines."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that thirty-five (35) suspects involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and other heinous crimes across the country have been arrested by the police.
A statement by the Nigeria police indicates that the arrests were made by the operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Some of the notable suspects include a criminally minded pastor, Adetokumbo Adenopo, a 52-year-old man and founder and general overseer of New Life Ministry, Lukosi, in Shagamu Area.
The police also arrested three other members of the pastor's gang.
The pastor confessed that he embarked on the crime for the expansion of his church and charity works.
One of his victims, an employee of a logistic company was kidnapped while on official duty to deliver goods.
The victim was kept in an underground cabin inside the pastor’s church building in Ogijo town, Ogun state by his abductors who demanded the payment of twenty million naira ransom as the condition for his release.
He was subsequently rescued unhurt by the police.
Similarly, the police also arrested one Udodiri Bright aka Ability, a 30-year-old male and native of Osuachara Village, Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo state and three others.
They were arrested in July for the abduction and killing of a Nigerian US Soldier, Chuks Okebata who came into Nigeria for holidays in his home town, Okigwe, Imo state in 2017.
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