Nigerians took to social media to attack the govt for not arresting Bishop David Oyedepo for holding service amid a ban on gatherings due coronavirus.
The Ogun state task force on sunday shut down the Apostolic church in Sagamu, and arrested the presiding pastor for flouting the order of the state government not to have more than 50 persons in any gathering.
The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, issued the ban as part of measures to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
A twitter user who witnessed the moment the police stormed the church and effected the arrest of the pastor and sealing of the church shared a video online.
Meanwhile, Nigerians are asking why the same taskforce did not go to Ota where billionaire clergyman, David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel, held a service on Sunday with more than 50 persons allegedly in attendace.
However, the Founder of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has tendered an apology to the government for holding fully-packed services at its International Headquarters despite a ban on public gathering of 50 people and above in Ogun State.
In a statement released by Steve Ogah, special assistant to Bishop David Oyedepo who is founder of the church, the church stressed that its fully-packed services on Sunday was devoted entirely to sensitising and mobilizing its members against the dangers of coronavirus (COVID-19).
It was further gathered that Bishop Oyedepo has since engaged Ogun State Government at the highest level to clarify the issue and any misgivings and also reiterate the full support of the church for the State Government’s efforts to ensure public safety, towards curtailing the spread of this deadly virus.
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