Church members flee as pastor gets arrested for holding Easter Service

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A pastor of a church in Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government area of Ogun State, was on Sunday arrested for holding an Easter Service, in defiance of government’s COVID-19 lockdown directive.

The pastor of a Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Jonathan Olowonisile, was arrested alongside his associate and two others.

Reports gathered that worshippers in the service fled immediately they sighted policemen from Ogijo police station.

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Abimbola Oyeyemi, who is the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrest. Oyeyemi said the pastor was nabbed for leading a congregation contrary to the ban on the mass gathering.

“Our men arrested one Pastor Jonathan Olowonisile today, (Sunday) for contravening the order against high-density gathering,” he said.

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