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Police Warn Religious Leaders Against Opening Of Worship Centres In Ogun


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Police Command has warned religious leaders in the state to desist from opening their religious centres for worship.

The Police viewed the intention as total disobedience to both the state and federal government directives.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press release urged the religious leaders in both Islamic and Christian faith who may be having such intention to have a change of mind because the security agencies in the state will view such with all seriousness. 

DSP Oyeyemi noted that, the command will not tolerate any act capable of undermining the determination of the state and federal government to fight the covid 19 pandemic to standstill.

"It has come to the notice of Ogun State Police Command that some religious leaders in the state are preparing to open their various religious centers for people to converge in total disobedience to both the state and federal government directives.

"The command hereby appeal to such religious leaders in both Islamic and Christian faith who may be having such intention to have a change of mind because the security agencies in the state will view such with all seriousness."

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has reminded all religious leaders that the ban on all forms of gathering be it social or religious is still in force. 

He also admonished all and sundry to cooperate with the government in its efforts to make the state coronavirus free. 

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