The Akwa Ibom State Government has sealed off the premises of Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, Uyo over an alleged attack, by the church members, on the coronavirus Compliance Monitoring Team.
Secretary to the State Government who doubles as coronavirus Management Committee in the State, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, said in a statement in Uyo today, June 21 that the Church was sealed for obstructing, attacking and brutalising members of the monitoring team.
He said that the sealing off of the Church was due to acts of lawlessness and to avoid the risk of community transmission of Coronavirus.
The State scribe said that the Pastors and members who were involved in the attack would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“In response to this act of lawlessness by the Church and in order to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom State, the Christ Embassy Church building and premises are hereby sealed off with immediate effect until further notice.
“The suspected pastors and relevant members of the church will be made to face the wrath of the law.”