On Easter Sunday, three pastor's were arrested for holding church services in Warri, in spite of the ongoing lockdown across the state to contain the spread of coronavirus. One of which was reported to have over more than hundred congregation in a bid to mark the Easter celebration .
The two arrested clergymen, names withheld claimed their services were not held to full capacity. It was reported that 20 persons alongside the pastors was arrested.
However, Ifeanyi Okowa,the Governor of Delta State, on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday Eve, reemphasized the lockdown order when he disclosed a third person had tested positive for coronavirus in the State Capital Asaba.
He said, the confirmation of this third case further reinforce our call for social distancing and a lockdown. Advising all Christians worship at home.
Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner of Information had also debunked rumoured reports that the lockdown will be lifted for the Easter celebration in churches.
Acp Mohammed Garba, the Warri Area Police Command, who led the team blamed the pastor's for going against the order of the government and assured that they would be charged to court for noncompliance.
Mr Hafiz Inuwa ,the State Commissioner of Police, who also confirmed the development, said, he was disappointed overthe conduct of the church heads for exposing members to danger.
He said, in spite the lockdown of directives given by the Government, three pastor's were arrested for assembling congregations of over 100 each and exposing their lives to danger.
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