Akwa Ibom government seals Christ Embassy Church in Uyo over alleged attack on enforcement team
The Akwa Ibom State Government has sealed up the Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, State House of Assembly Road, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue till further notice.
According to a statement by Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the decision was in response to ‘an act of lawlessness by that church’ and in order to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom State.
The statement said state government and Christian Association of Nigeria -CAN Monitoring Team, while on a routine compliance and inspection visit to the Christ Embassy Church, to enforce the guidelines and protocols adopted to prevent community spreading of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in Akwa Ibom State, were obstructed, attacked and brutalized by the pastors and some members of the church.
The government said the suspected Pastors and relevant members of the church will be made to face the wrath of the law.
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