- The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Shaributu, has called for the arrest of Imams who flout the ban on public gathering
- He said any Imam who holds a mosque congregation amid the ban should be arrested without fail
- Sheikh Shaributu added that any Muslim who fails to comply with the government’s orders as well as his, should be punished
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The national chief Imam, Shiekh Usman Nuhu Shaributu, has called for the arrest of Imams who flout the public gathering ban by the government.
The spokesperson for the Imam, Shiekh Arimiyaw Shaibu, speaking on his behalf, said it had come to the notice of the Chief Imam that some Imams were still holding mosque congregations despite the ban.
Sheikh Shaibu disclosed that the Chief Imam wants all such people invited by the police and the right action taken against them.
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This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com.
“With the issue of disregard for authority, those who are supposed to be enforcing laws or directives need to move in and perform their duties. For example, if there is any security institution, that is the police, they should be able to invite the Imams for questioning about [their] refusal to comply with the directives of the President and that of the National Chief Imam,” Sheikh Shaibu reiterated.
Sheikh Shaibu said moving forward, the office of the Chief Imam will team up with the police to ensure strict compliance to the directive.
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Meanwhile, a pastor in Kumasi has been arrested twice already and arraigned before court for flouting the president’s directive on public gathering.
The pastor had clearly ignored the president’s orders when he led his church members to hold the church service.
Also, Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases has jumped to 132 as of Thursday, March 26, 2020.
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