Nigerian Police force have reacted to the declaration of Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) on the reopening of Churches
Speaking with a veiled reference to Oyedepo, the police said they have information that some religious leaders in Ogun are preparing to open their religious centres for people to converge. This, the police said was in total disobedience to both the state and federal government directives.
A statement by the state Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said appealed to such religious leaders to have a change of heart, saying “security agencies in the state will view the opening of worship centers with all seriousness.”
Oyeyemi said the police would not tolerate any act capable of undermining the determination of the state and federal government to fight Coronavirus to a standstill, stressing that “the ban on all forms of gathering be it social or religious is still in force.
Bishop Oyedepo, in a viral video, on Friday, said he had declared churches open, saying anybody against the reopening of churches will die.
The declaration has also generated several reactions from many Nigerians and pastors. One of the few Nigerian Pastors that has reacted to are Pastor Poju Oyemade, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Pastor Sam Adeyemi