The Police Command in Delta has arrested three clerics for allegedly violating government lockdown order by conducting Church services on Easter Sunday.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed this while speaking with journalists on Sunday in Warri.
He listed the churches to include: Saint James Anglican Church, All Saints Anglican Church and Christ for the World Mission all in Warri.
“The DPOs ‘A and B Divisions’ apprehended one each while the Area Commander in Warri arrested one; all totally three,” Mr Onovwakpoyeya said.
The clerics are – David Nnamani, Vicar, All Saint Anglican Church; Dan Obong, General Overseer, Christ for the World Mission and one other.
Also speaking, Warri Area Commander, Mohammed Garba, said that the clerics were detained alongside about 20 of their followers.
“They had almost 100 worshippers in one of the Churches, you can imagine.
“We are going to charge them to court on Tuesday,” Mr Garba said.
Two of the pastors said they were holding fellowship not full-scale services before they were arrested.
“It was just a fellowship with neighbours and not a full-scale church service,” one said.(NAN)