Bayelsa State Task Force on Covid-19 has arrested 9 pastors of different denominations in the state capital, Yenagoa.
In a press release signed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Orientation and Member, Bayelsa State Task Force on Covid-19, Freston Akpor, he said that they were arrested for conducting Sunday worship activities in their various churches in violation of the Executive Order on Covid-19 signed into law by Governor Douye Diri.
Those arrested are Pastors P.B Barima of the Methodist church, Obogoro, Timi Aaron, Believers Love World, Akenfa, Adaba Glory, Saint Paul Healing Church (Zion) and Chris Ezene of God’s Grace Salvation Ministry at Obogoro.
Others are Plus B. James of Prophetic Grace Love Ministry, Opolo, Prophet Alfred Munemune of Halleluyah Deliverance Ministries International and Daniel Owi, Winners Chapel, Obogoro.
Also arrested are Sardauna Oguta of All for Christ Zion Church at Akenfa 3 and Tony Justice Samugba of New Covenant Tabernacle Ministry also of Akenfa 3.
They are currently being detained at the State C.I.D and would be charged to court for violating the Covid-19 order, which among other things banned all forms of worship activities in the state as part of efforts to contain the pandemic.