COVID-19: Two Abuja Pastors, 3 Imams jailed for holding services

April 27, 2020
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An Abuja Mobile Court has sentenced two Pastors and three Imams to one-month imprisonment each or an option of N5000 fine for violating the lockdown order in the capital city of Abuja.

They were arraigned by the FCT COVID-19 Task Force and convicted for holding services in their religious establishments despite the lockdown order in Abuja.

The convicted persons are Pastor Phillips Olumbori of the Celestial Church of Christ, Lugbe, Reverend Moses Chinedu of Mercy City Gospel Centre, Aco Estate, Lugbe.

Others are Imam Abdullahi Mohammed, in Gwarimpa Estate, Imam Suleiman Idris, Mobi close, Area 11, Garki and Deputy Imam Useni Umar, in Mobi close, Area 11, Garki, Abuja.

Presiding Magistrate, Idayat Akonni handed down the sentences at the Eagle Square Mobile Court on Sunday in Abuja

The Chairman FCT COVID 19 enforcement task force, Ikharo Attah told reporters that “those sentenced should be worried because they are now ex-convicts having been found guilty and sentenced by a competent court of law.”

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