Pastor Imam and 27 others arrested in Lagos for violation of lockdown order

The Lagos state police have paraded 29 worshippers arrested in the state for breaking the order of the federal government against congregational worship.

The Christan and Islamic clerics arrested at various locations in the state along with their congregations while holding congregational services were paraded at Command Headquarters, Ikeja, on Monday May 11.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu said the Islamic cleric, 40-year-old Rasheed Jimoh and others were arrested in a Mosque at Olushi, Lagos Island on 9th May, 2020 at about 1:13 pm.

The Pastor identified as 61-year-old Apostle Sherperd Moses Peter, was arrested alongside 16 others at Christ Desire Sabbath Mission, Olodi, Apapa while holding congregational service.

Odumosu said;

 “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”.

The Pastor, who nevertheless defended himself, said he was in church to exchange palliatives with his members to soften the lockout effect.

The police chief has said that soon the offenders will be charged to court.

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