THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Ogun State Police Command has issued stern warning against the reopening of churches in the state as implied in a live broadcast by Bishop Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) last week Thursday.
According to a recent report, the police command sent this warning across in a statement issued by its spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi, iterating that it would not tolerate any act capable of undermining the determination of the state and federal government to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) to a standstill.
The statement read:
“It has come to the notice of Ogun State Police Command that some religious leaders in the state are preparing to open their various religious centers for people to converge in total disobedience to both the state and federal government directives.
“The command hereby appeals to such religious leaders in both Islamic and Christian faith who may be having such intention to have a change of mind because the security agencies in the state will view such with all seriousness.
“The command will not tolerate any act capable of undermining the determination of the state and federal government to fight the COVID 19 pandemic to a standstill.
“The commissioner of police, therefore, wish to use this medium to remind all religious leaders that the ban on all forms of gathering; be it social or religious is still in force. He also admonished all and sundry to cooperate with the government in its efforts to make the state coronavirus-free.”