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CAN berates police for invading church in Imo 

By Nkechi Onyedika-Ugoeze, Abuja
31 December 2021   |   4:00 am
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed disappointment in the invasion and arrest of Uche Nwosu at the St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Umunwokwe village of Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Council of Imo State.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed disappointment in the invasion and arrest of Uche Nwosu at the St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Umunwokwe village of Eziama-Obaire in Nkwerre Council of Imo State.

CAN said it felt highly embarrassed and pained by the ugly development, lamenting that the Nigeria Police had lost respect for the House of God.

In a statement issued, yesterday, in Abuja by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, the body noted that although the association was not asking the police or security agencies not to carry out their constitutional duties, but desecrating the House of God in doing so, was unfortunate, reprehensible and unacceptable. 

Oladeji, therefore, urged the Police to be more circumspect in the performance of their duties, adding: “We cannot remember whether this act of disrespect for God has ever happened before in this country.

“The association cannot apologise for what the police did, because we were never and would never be party to their horrendous acts. The police should apologise to Nigerians for desecrating the church.” 
 
“In view of the foregoing, we urge the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to call his men to order and accord to respect all places of worship. This kind of thing should not happen again in the country.”