Court orders indefinite closure of Abuja church as pastor, deacons and ushers escape through fence

Following the violation of the nationwide lock­down order, a church in Abuja, known as The Shekinah Glo­ry Church, located opposite the popular Citec Estate, Jabi, has been shut down indefinitely by the Federal Capital Ter­ritory (FCT) mobile court.

Security operatives were ordered by Magis­trate Mabel Bello who presided over the mobile court on Sunday May 3, to track and arrest the General Overseer of the church simply identified as Pas­tor Kalu, who fled from the task force alongside top workers of the church by jumping over the fence.

It was gathered that the pastor, some top church workers, in­cluding deacons and ush­ers, jumped over the fence and escaped upon sighting the FCT Enforcement Team led by Com­rade Ikharo Attah who were alerted that the church was holding a full service in contraven­tion of the ban on religious gathering.

Recall that for several weeks, churches and other public gatherings have been banned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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