Police arrest 29 Worshippers in Lagos

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The Lagos state police has arrested 29 worshippers including a pastor and an Imam for violating the Federal Government’s directive against congregational worship.

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

“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”, he said

The Pastor who however defended himself, said he was in church to share palliatives to his members to cushion the effect of the lockdown.

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