CITIZENS COMPASS – Abia State Police Command has arraigned a 55-year-old man, for refusing to pray during a church programme.
According to the charge sheet l, the man, identified as Sunday ThankGod would be arraigned before a Magistrate Court of Abia State.
In the charge No: MAS/COS/2c/2023, the defendant was accused of conducting himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by neglecting the opening prayer of the Bishop at the Apostolic Christian Church Mission (ACCM) at No. 34 Omuma Road, Aba.
The charge reads, “That you, Sunday ThankGod, on the 16th day of April, 2023 at Apostolic Christian Church Mission (A.C.C.M) at No. 34 Omuma Road Aba, in the Aba South Magisterial District did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by neglecting the Opening Prayer of the Bishop and thereby caused public disturbance at the church and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code Cap. 80 Vol 3 Laws of Abia State of Nigeria, 2005.”
As at the time of this report, the date for his trial has not been confirmed at the time of filing this report.