A Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP in charge of administration at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja Adams Audu has allegedly shut a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG inside the Police College, Ikeja GRA.
Worshippers who spoke on condition of anonymity told P.M.NEWS that three months ago DCP Adams Audu, a Muslim ordered his security detail to lock up all the gates leading to the church christened â€˜Solution Centreâ€™ located along Joel Ogunaike Street, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.
He did not disclose his reasons for locking the gates to the church but a police officer who did not want his name in print attributed it to security precautions in the light of the Boko Haram threat all over the country.
But worshippers disagree, saying that DCP Audu, a Muslim, might be uncomfortable with the Christians worshipping in the church.
P.M.NEWS gathered that many police officers serving in the state command worship in the church on Sundays.
Contacted on phone, pastor of the church, Senior Pastor Ezekiel Ekpinkhio confirmed that the gates leading to the church had been shut, adding that he had written to the state Commissioner of Police over the incident.
â€œWe wrote a letter to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Compol Yakubu Alkali over the matter a month ago, but there has been no response,â€ he stated.
When P.M.NEWS visited DCP Audu in his office to get his reaction on the matter, he sent his aide to tell our reporter that he was too busy to comment on the issue.
â€” Ayodeji Dedeigbo