Authorities in Rwanda have arrested and detained controversial pastor Greeg Schoof some minutes after he was about to address a packed press conference in the capital of Kigali.
According to police spokesman, John Bosco Kabera, pastor Scoof was arrested for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists in a public space” without prior permission.
Before his arrest, pastor Schoof said he had been denied access to a venue he had booked to give a press conference and as he stood outside complaining to journalists, police arrived and arrested him.
In a press release entitled Before I leave, Schoof said the Rwandan government “has taken a stand against God with its heathen practices”.
“Christian radio illegally closed, 7,000 churches illegally closed, condoms are promoted to children in schools which promotes filth.” his statement reads.
Recall last year that pastor Schoof’s owned a Christian radio station, Amazing Grace Radio FM, was banned after it was accused of promoting division in the country.
The radio station had caused widespread anger last year after a local pastor said on-air that women were “dangerous creatures of evil, going against God’s plans”.