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Ekiti arrests 3 pastors for disturbing public peace

Ekiti arrests 3 pastors for disturbing public peace

The Ekiti State Government on Thursday arrested three pastors for using their public address systems to disturb public peace in the state capital, Ado Ekiti.

The pastors, Babatunde Ajayi, Solomon Lawal and Goddey Erichen – appeared before the Environmental Task Force at the State Mini Pavilion, Fajuyi in Ado-Ekiti.

According to reports, they were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at Owode Quarters, Basiri and Surulere areas in Ado-Ekiti by the COVID-19 Environmental Task Force, led by Mr Tunde Balogun, Director of Environmental Services, Ministry of Environment during a patrol.

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The pastors admitted flouting the environmental and sanitation provision for using public address system to disturb the public peace in their neighbourhood in Ado-Ekiti.

Balogun said: “The offenders contravened the Environmental and Sanitation Law of Ekiti State 2012.”

Balogun further disclosed that the pastors were made to write an undertaking that they would henceforth desist from disturbing the peace of the neighbourhood with public address system in compliance with the Environmental Law of Ekiti State.

The undertaking also included forfeiture of the seized gadgets to the state government if they were caught in the act again.

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