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Lagos Police Command arrests pastor for propagating hate speech

The Lagos State Police command have arrested a 35-year-old pastor, Chris Mordi, of the Miracle of Fires Ministry, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos, for allegedly propagating hate speech in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state,

Edgal Imohimi , disclosed this to newsmen, stressing that the suspect was arrested on May 5 at Ado Road, Langbasa area of Ajah in Lagos. Edgal said that the Pastor was arrested allegedly while in possession of an inciting publication titled: “Beware of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) and Knights of the Catholic for they are occultic.”

He said that the pastor had invited his church members for a programme where he was to make a public pronouncement on the issue before the publications were intercepted on May 5.

“This is a case of insult to religion and propagation of hate speech which contravene Sections 124 and 168 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015. This should be a lesson to be imbibed by all religious leaders. We must encourage and preach religious tolerance, ” he said.

He said that the clergyman would be charged to court for alleged hate speech and religious intolerance.

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