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General News of Friday, 31 December 2021


Okorocha son-in-law’s arrest in church unacceptable, reprehensible – CAN

Uche Nwosu Uche Nwosu

The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Thursday, condemned the arrest of the Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, inside the St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, Umunwokwe, in Eziama-Obieri, Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state, describing it as embarrassing desecration of the House of God.

The body described the incident as “totally unacceptable, unfortunate and reprehensible.”

The Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Adebayo Oladeji, said this in a statement issued in Abuja titled, ‘CAN condemns the desecration of the House of God by the police in Imo State’.

He said, “We feel highly embarrassed by this ugly development and feel pained that the Nigeria Police had no respect even for the House of God. We cannot remember if this act of disrespect for God ever happened before in our country. “CAN has nothing to apologise for over what the police did because we were never and would never be a party to their horrendous act. The police that did the disgraceful thing should appropriately apologise without giving any excuse. We expect them to be more circumspect in the performance of their duties.

“We are not asking the police or the security agencies not to do their constitutional duties, but the idea of desecrating the House of God in doing so is totally unacceptable, unfortunate and reprehensible.

“In view of the foregoing, we urge the Inspector-General of Police to caution his men and continue to respect all houses of worship, whether church or mosque. This type of act should never happen again in our country.”

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