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#COVID19: Ho Police Arrests Pastor & His Aides for Defying Ban on Public Gathering

BY: Lambert Atsivor | Voltaonlinegh.com |

Credible information reaching Volta Online news desk indicates that, a pastor and two of his aides are in the grips of the Ho police for holding a church service in clear defiance of the government’s directive against public gathering.

The suspects were arrested Sunday at the Ahoe satellite Market in Ho, where they were reportedly having a church service with a congregation of about 20 in one of the stores, Volta Online has gathered.

They are currently being held at the Ho Central Police station, and would be arraigned before the court in the coming days on a possible charge(s) of breaching the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012).

Read Also: #COVID19: Pastor, Two Others, Fined Over Ghc39K for Breaching Restriction Order

This latest arrest comes barely a week after another pastor and two others were arrested by the Peki Police for similar offence in the South Dayi district.

They were subsequently arraigned before the Kpando Circuit court, where they were found guilty and fined 1,100 penalty units (Ghc13,200) each or in default serve a 4-year jail term.

Volta Online checks however revealed that, Apostle Sampson Agakpe, founder of the Church of Pure Christ, and his assistants, Maxwell Dzogoedzikpe and Samuel Agakpe failed to pay the fines and have since begun their jail term at the Kpando Prisons.

Background

Following the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic in the country, parliament passed the Restrictions law to give power to the President to impose restrictions as and when necessary in order to contain the spread of the virus in the country.

Since then, the government has partially lock down some parts of the country, closed all ports of entry, and banned all public gatherings including religious activities.

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