Church members attack RRS officers over ban enforcement

Some members of the Victorious Army International Church, on Sunday, allegedly assaulted some police officers enforcing the Lagos State Government’s ban on gatherings more than 50 persons to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

It was gathered that some members of the church’s branch on Acme Road in the Ogba area of the state also assaulted a TVC reporter, Ivy Kanu, and her cameraman.

Reports from PUNCH Metro learnt that some of the church members attacked the enforcement officers of the Rapid Response Squad, who were recording the church’s activities, and seized two mobile phones, a Samsung S8+ and a Samsung J4, from them.

The RRS said in a statement that one of the phones, a Samsung S8+, was still being held by the church while the Samsung J4 had been released.

The statement read in part, “The Commander, Lagos State Rapid Response Squad, DCP Olatunji Disu, this morning (Sunday) forced the management of the Victorious Army International Church to comply with the Lagos State Government’s directive limiting gatherings to 50 persons to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state.

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