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Pastor, 2 others jailed for defying ban on gatherings

A pastor from Tongor-Abui in the Volta region, has been jailed four a long time together with two some others, for defying the ban on social gatherings.

Sampson Agakpe, the founder of the Church of Pure Christ, assistant pastor, Maxwell Dzogoedzikpe and church secretary, Samuel Agakpe were arrested on April 12 for keeping a church support opposite to the president’s orders.

Prosecutors say additional than 50 folks attended the service, all of whom managed to escape when law enforcement stormed the location.

The trio ended up arraigned prior to the Kpando Circuit Court docket wherever they pleaded responsible to flouting the ban put in place underneath the Imposition of Constraints Act 2020.

Prosecutors advised the court docket the a few held a church service “in flagrant disregard of…restrictions on public accumulating like religious activities in church buildings.”

Mr. Agakpe and his accomplices ended up fined GH¢13,200 each individual or to provide 4 yr imprison in default.

As of Thursday, April 16, the convicts had failed to spend the monies totalling GH¢39,600.

They have considering the fact that been sent to the Ho Central Jail to start out their four year sentence.

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