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Three pastors arrested for ‘noise making’ in Ekiti


Three pastors are explaining to the Ekiti State Police Command why the decided to disturb the peace of their neighbours with their public address systems.

WuzupNigeria reports that the ‘men of God’ – Babatunde Ajayi, Solomon Lawal and Goddey Erichen – were arrested at Owode Quarters, Basiri and Surulere area in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Thursday morning.

The trio were dragged before the Environmental Task Force at the State Mini Pavilion, Fajuyi in Ado-Ekiti same day [today].

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The clerics, who were arrested during a patrol by the COVID -19 Environmental Task Force led by Mr Tunde Balogun, Director of Environmental Services, Ministry of Environment, admitted to flouting the environmental and sanitation provision for using public address system to disturb the public peace of their neighbourhood in Ado-Ekiti.

Balogun said, “The offenders contravened the Environmental and Sanitation Law of Ekiti State 2012”.

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The pastors, were, however, made to write an undertaking that they would henceforth desist from disturbing the peace of the neighbourhood with the public address system in compliance with Environmental Law of Ekiti State.

They also signed an undertaking which included forfeiture of the seized gadgets to the state government if they were caught in the act again.

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The pastors also apologized for constituting public nuisance with regards to noise pollution and undertook to desist from the act capable of disturbing the peace of their neighbourhood.

Mr Femi Onipede of the State Ministry of Justice was directed to ensure the compliance of the undertaking in line with the Law.