The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the arrest of the son-in-law to former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, Chief Uche Nwosu, by the state police command on Anglican Church premises.
A statement yesterday by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Media Assistant to CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, said: “We feel highly embarrassed by this ugly development and feel pained that the Nigeria Police had no respect even for the House of God. We cannot remember whether this act of disrespect for God ever happened before in our country.
“The CAN has nothing to apologise for over what the police did because we were never and would never be party to their horrendous act. The police that did the disgraceful thing should appropriately apologise without giving any excuse. We expect them to be more circumspect in the performance of their duties.
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“We are not asking the police or the security agencies not to do their constitutional duties but the idea of desecrating the House of God in doing so is totally unacceptable, unfortunate and reprehensible.”
CAN urged Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba to call his men to order and continue to respect all houses of worship, whether church or mosque.