Covid-19: Krowor MCE shuts down defiant church at Nungua; pastor arrested

The Municipal Chief Executive of Krowor Municipal Assembly Mr Joshua Nii Bortey on Sunday led a team of police officers from the Nugua Divisional Police Headquarters to close down some churches.

Following the President’s directive for all social gatherings including churches to be shut down as a measure to contain the deadly Coronavirus, certain churches have defied the order.

The MCE together with the police stormed the ‘Zions All Prayer Ministry’ situated at the Nkpor Electoral Area to close it down.

The church led Bishop Michael Banga, a Nigerian national was seen organising church service which led to its closure. He was arrested together with some of his elders.

The MCE while confirming the arrest of the head pastor and his elders said: “They have been arrested and the pastor and some elders are behind the counter now.”

“The Police had been there already and they never obeyed to lock up until l went to the Police station and led them there for the second time and arrested and locked up the place, the keys to the church are with the police,” he explained further.

In an advice to churches in the KroMA municipality, the MCE said ” let’s obey instructions from His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It is all about prevention. This a life and death matter. About 900 people dead in Italy in a day. I beg us all to be highly preventive. May God bless Nungua Krowor and make our nation Ghana great and strong.”


Source: Source: Ghana/

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