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FCT Enforcement Team Nabs Abuja Pastor For Holding Sunday Service



An Abuja based pastor was on Sunday arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Administration for flouting the ban on large gatherings as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19 .

General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church , Apo, Pastor U Uden , was arrested by the FCTA Enforcement Team shortly after his church service on Sunday .

Chairman of the FCTA enforcement  team , Ikharo Attah , who spoke briefly  before the arrest of Uden d told members of the church that their prayers could be heard at home. He gave biblical example and quoted the scripture.
“ You have violated and you have broken the rules . And you have done what is not appropriate.
“ On Friday , we shut down some mosques at Kubwa . Today , we went around and said there should not be gatherings and we understand clearly well that you understand the holy books clearly well .

“ When the Messiah Jesus was asked question by the Pharisees about Czar . He said to them to give what belongs to Czar to Czar . And when Apostle Paul wrote to the Church of God that abided in Rome in Romans 13 : 1- 2 , he told them to be subject to all authority for they are being ordained by God . I know you understand that very clearly.

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“ We said people should sit down and stay at home . And if they sit at home , whatever prayer they want to offer can be offered . That means that our prayers can be heard anywhere.

“ What you are doing is a contravention . It is a breach of the rule and as a people under God living and enforcing the law for such a time as this , we will do what is appropriate.

“ You will come with us for explanations ,” Attah said.

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