- A pastor in Kumasi has been arrested for defying the ban on public gatherings amid the Coronavirus scare
- Pastor Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie of the Open Arms Ministries was arrested on the morning of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, while holding church service
- A video showing Pastor Nknasah-Sarkodie's arrest has popped up online
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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested the head pastor of Open Arms Ministries, Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie.
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This follows his defiance of President Nana Akufo-Addo's directive against public gatherings amid the Coronavirus scare.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, March 15, 2020, ordered for the closure of schools and directed that public gatherings including all church services, Muslim gatherings, and funerals, be suspended.
The president's announcement followed the news that Ghana's cases of Coronavirus had moved from two on Thursday to six on Sunday.
But despite the ban, Pastor Nkansah-Sarkodie was spotted to have opened his church and conducted service.
Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that Pastor Nkansah-Sarkodie was seen inside the church which is located ta North Suntreso praying with his congregants.
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In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, Pastor Nkansah-Sarkodie was seen dressed in white as he was put in a police pick-up vehicle.
As the police moved, some of the church members were seen ranting and hooting at them.
It is not yet known what will come of the arrest of Pastor Nkansah-Sarkodie but will keep readers posted.
Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed its seventh Coronavirus case on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
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