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10 pastors arrested for violating lockdown order in Akwa Ibom

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10 pastors arrested for violating lockdown order in Akwa Ibom

10 pastors in Akwa Ibom were arrested by the Eket Police Division in the Eket Local Government Area of the State on Sunday for allegedly violating the state’s lockdown order.

The pastors from different denominations were nabbed by the task force on COVID-19 for holding church services.

Governor Udom Emmanuel had on ordered a total lockdown across the state, prohibiting gathering of any kind.

It was gathered that some churches in Eket flouted the order and opened on Sunday as members gathered in a large number

Our correspondent reports that the Eket branch pastor of the Deeper Life Bible Church and a pastor of the United African Evangelical church were among those arrested by the police on Sunday.

They were taken to the Eket division.

The Divisional Police officer, Mr Sunday Diggah said the pastors might be prosecuted for violating the state government’s stay-at-home order.

“Many cars have been impounded and will only be released to their owners after the two weeks movement restriction order,” the DPO said.

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