No fewer than nine pastors of various denominations have been arrested by the Bayelsa State Task Force on COVID-19 in Yenagoa, the state capital.
The pastors were apprehended for conducting Sunday worship activities in their various churches in violation of the lockdown order.
Those arrested were Pastors P. B. Barima; Timi Aaron; Adaba Glory; and Chris Ezene. Others are Plus B. James; Prophet Alfred Munemune; Daniel Owi; Sardauna Oguta; and Tony Samugba.
The task force said the pastors were being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yenagoa, and would be charged to court soon.