For disturbing public peace with their public address systems, three pastors were on Thursday arrested in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, The PUNCH reports.
The three clerics – Babatunde Ajayi, Solomon Lawal and Goddey Erichen – appeared before the Environmental Task Force at the State Mini Pavilion, Fajuyi in Ado-Ekiti.
They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at Owode Quarters, Basiri and Surulere areas in Ado-Ekiti.
The clerics, who were arrested during a patrol by the COVID-19 Environmental Task Force, led by Mr Tunde Balogun, Director of Environmental Services, Ministry of Environment, admitted flouting the environmental and sanitation provision for using public address system to disturb the public peace in their neighbourhood in Ado-Ekiti.
Balogun said, “The offenders contravened the Environmental and Sanitation Law of Ekiti State 2012.”
The pastors were, however, made to write an undertaking that they would henceforth desist from disturbing the peace of the neighbourhood with public address system in compliance with the Environmental Law of Ekiti State.
They also signed an undertaking which included forfeiture of the seized gadgets to the state government if they were caught in the act again.