Three pastors arrested for holding Easter services in Warri

Three pastors have been arrested this morning in Warri for holding church services, one of which reportedly had over hundred congregants, in a bid to mark the Easter celebrations.

This is coming in spite of the ongoing lockdown across the state to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The defaulting churches are St James Anglican Church, Ojabugbe, All Saints Anglican Church, Airport Road and Christ For the World Mission, Daudu Street, all in Warri.

Two of the arrested clergymen, names withheld, claimed their services were not held to full capacity.


It was gathered 20 persons were arrested alongside the pastors.

Prior to Sunday, the social media had been flooded with controversial directives attributed to the Delta state government that the stay-at-home order will be relaxed for Christian worshipers to mark the annual fĂȘte.

However, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday eve, reemphasized the lockdown order when he disclosed that a the third person at the state’s capital, Asaba, had tested positive for Coronavirus.

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