The authorities in Ogun State have actually sent out solid caution to Diocesan David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church (Victors Chapel) over his plan to reopen his church.
Bishop Oyedepo, in a viral video, on Friday, said he had stated churches should open, saying any person against the resuming of churches will die.
Oyedepo’s Living Confidence Church is headquartered in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government location of Ogun State.
In a veiled recommendation to Oyedepo, the cops claimed they know that some spiritual leaders in Ogun are preparing to open their spiritual centres for individuals to converge.
This, the police stated was in total disobedience to both the state and federal government instructions.
A statement by the state Cops Speaker, Abimbola Oyeyemi, claimed attracted such religious leaders to have a change of heart, stating “security companies in the state will watch the opening of praise centres with all severity.”
Oyeyemi said the cops would not endure any kind of act efficient in threatening the resolution of the state and federal government to combat Coronavirus to a dead stop, emphasizing that “the ban on all kinds of gathering be it social or religious is still effective.”
The statement checks out:
” It has come to the notice of Ogun State Authorities Command that some religious leaders in the state are preparing to open their various spiritual facilities for individuals to merge in overall disobedience to both the state as well as federal government instructions.
” The command hereby attract such spiritual leaders in both Islamic and Christian confidence that may be having such objective to have a change of mind due to the fact that the safety agencies in the state will certainly check out such with all seriousness.
” The command will certainly not tolerate any type of act capable of weakening the determination of the state and federal government to eliminate the COVID 19 pandemic to a standstill.
” The commissioner of police, for that reason, dream to use this medium to remind all religious leaders that the restriction on all forms of celebration; be it social or spiritual is still effective. He also admonished all and motley to accept the government in its efforts to make the state coronavirus-free.”