An Islamic cleric, Imam Abubakar, was arrested in the Wuye District of the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday, for contravening the presidential lockdown order aimed at curbing the further spread of coronavirus in Abuja.
A Turkish man and an Angolan citizen were also arrested in Wuse 2 for violating the stay-at-home directive.
Chairman of the FCTA enforcement team, Attah Ikharo, said the men were taken to the Maitama Police Division.
The taskforce team also impounded 269 vehicles for contravening the presidential order in the nation’s capital.
Ikharo said his taskforce visited a Christ Embassy Church in Durumi after he was informed that it was holding a service.
But on arriving at the scene, he explained that the allegation turned out to be false as the pastor was inside the church streaming the service online with some cameramen and other production crew.
Ikharo said, “We found out that they were streaming their service online but the generator was powered on. That was the noise someone heard and he concluded that it was a church service.”
He further disclosed that his team also arrested a man at Area 1 roundabout, Abuja, in possession of four military caps belonging to the Army, Nigeria Airforce and Nigeria Navy in his vehicle.
He warned the residents, particularly security personnel and diplomats against violating the lockdown which he said was meant to contain the spread of the virus.