The police have arrested a Kumasi-based pastor for holding a church service against the President’s directives on public gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie, who heads the Open Arms Ministry, was arrested after some residents in the neighbourhood reported an ongoing church service to the police, in pure disregard to measures being taken to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic.
The church members reportedly tried to prevent the police from arresting their leader but that did not work as he was whisked away into a waiting pick-up, leaving them with no option but to wave at their leader.
Government has laid down measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus after seven cases were confirmed in Ghana.
In a televised address late Sunday night, President of the Republic, Akufo-Addo, ordered the closure of all educational institutions and placed a 4-week ban on all “public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques.”
Watch the video of his arrest below…..