Chris Mordi, a 35-year-old pastor, of the Miracle of Fires Ministry, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos State, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly propagating hate speech in the state.
Edgal Imohimi, the Commissioner of Police in the state revealed this to newsmen, stressing that the suspect was arrested on May 5 at Ado Road, Langbasa area of Ajah in Lagos.
The commissioner said that the Pastor was arrested for being in possession of a bigotry publication tittled “Beware of Catholic Women Organisation and Knights of the Catholic for they are occultic.”
He said that the pastor had invited his church members for a programme where he was to make a public pronouncement on the issue before the publications were intercepted on May 5.
“This is a case of insult to religion and propagation of hate speech which contravene Sections 124 and 168 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
“This should be a lesson to be imbibed by all religious leaders. We must encourage and preach religious tolerance,” he said.
According to Punch, the Police boss added that the Pastor would be arraigned for alleged hate speech and religious intolerance.
In a related development, ten suspected traffic robbers, who specialize in dispossessing motorists of their properties on Oshodi road were paraded by policemen and presented to newsmen.
The police commissioners said that the suspects were trail to their hide out where they were rounded up with toy guns.
He added that the police was working toward arresting other members of the gang and urged victims of traffic robbers to visit the Command and identify the suspects. He further promised that the suspects would be charged to court.
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