The Arewa Consultative Forum (AYCF) has called on Ogun State Police Command to immediately arrest the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop Oyedepo for flouting the Federal Government and State Government order restricting the religion body to hold a larger gathering.
Mystatenews learnt that Bishop Oyedepo held a service at the Canaanland with thousands of worshippers across Nigeria in a disobedient to both Ogun and Federal orders.
The President of the group, Yerima Shettima, released in a full statement and said Bishop Oyedepo was still walking the streets of Nigeria freely despite flouting the federal and state governments’ ban on large gatherings over the coronavirus outbreak.
He noted that Oyedepo mobilized a huge crowd of people at Canaan in Ibadan for so-called religious activities, in flagrant disobedience of the directives, following the spread of Covid-19 virus pandemic.
Quoting from Mr. Yerima Shettima, He said, “Pastor Oyedepo has openly shown not only his disdain for the rule of law but also the value of human life. He has chosen to endanger the lives of many of his innocent followers by deliberately refusing to be guided in face of this global pandemic
“We, therefore, challenge Pastor Oyedepo to tell us if he did not take advantage of his closeness to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in this flagrant disobedience to Nigerian laws and the United Nation’s Charter on the safety of human lives.
“He owes this nation full explanation for being the only Nigerian to indulge in creating a gathering of the Ibadan Canaan magnitude when the restriction of movement is respected all over the world because of the current pandemic.
“We, therefore, share the view of all prominent Nigerians that this Pastor should be promptly arrested for endangering the lives of innocent Nigerians, recklessly using religion as a cover.
“We hope the Nigerian security agencies will swing into action so that the prompt arrest of this callous clergyman would serve as a deterrent to others”, it read.