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Covid-19 Restriction: FCTA enforcement team arrests pastor, closes 16 churches

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Ministerial Enforcement Team on COVID-19 Restrictions has arrested the General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church located at Apo, Pastor U Uden, for violating ban on places of worship.

The Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Enforcement Team, Mr Ikharo Attah, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the church, which is located not too far from the popular Cedacrest Hospital, was fully in session when the enforcement team arrived.

Attah explained that the ministerial team waited patiently for the pastor to conclude the worship before approaching him to explain his wrongs and immediately arrested him.

He further said that the pastor was immediately taken to the FCT Police Command at Garki and handed over to policemen on duty.

Similarly, the chairman said the team also disperse worshippers at the Christ Embassy church located at Jahi District of the FCT.

“Despite the presence of the team, the pastor of the church continued the service to the end while the team waited to avoid confrontation.

“He was thereafter arrested and handed over to the FCT police command headquarters at Garki.

“The team also shutdown the Popular H-Medix pharmacy located close to the popular Amigo Supermarket at Wuse II District of the FCT, following complaints received at the FCT COVID-19 situation room that the pharmacy does not have short-Gun thermometer and required items to ensure the safety of customers and staff,” the statement read in part.

Edited By: Muhammad Suleiman Tola
(NAN)

Contact US: editor @nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247 @gmail.com

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