COVID-19: Again Police interrogates JIBWIS leader in Jos

The Commissioner of Police Plateau state Command, Issac Akinmowode, has Tuesday invited and interrogated Sheikh Sani Yayaha Jingir over observing Juma’at prayers despite the ban placed by the plateau state government.

The police said they have invited the Sheikh to explained why he violated the orders of not having more than 50 people in his mosque last Friday.

The police spokesman, ASP Ubah Ogaba, while fielding questions from journalists at the police headquarters in Jos, said the cleric has written an undertaking to abide by all orders and measures to prevent occurrence and spread of COVID-19 in the state.

“As a matter of fact the viral video that is going on, there was too much crowd inside his mosque and he has even accepted that yes from today he will not repeat that again.

“He has accepted to go by the rules and directives of the state and federal governments.”

ASP Ogaba said the police are doing their work without fear or favour.

 “The police are not pampering the Sheikh; the police is doing what is supposed to do at the right time,”

Blueprint gathered that Sheikh Jingir had earlier sent his subordinate, Sheikh Nasril Abdulmuhyi to represent him “but the CP insisted that Jingir must personally appear to respond to questioning.”

Governor Simon Lalong had on Monday said security agencies will continue to deal with religious leaders who violated the orders and measures put in place to prevent occurrence of the disease in the state.

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