The ongoing demolition of structures embarked upon by Oyo State government, as part of its beautification exercise, took another dimension yesterday, as government bulldozers demolished Celestial Church of Christ, Onala Parish along Mokola-Sango Road, Ibadan.
The demolition of the church was done against an earlier court injunction. The bulldozers and government officials’ government that accompanied it had arrived the church premises around 10a.m while defying all entreaties by the Shepherd in charge, Evangelist Kolawole Olakanmi and other senior members of the Church.
Olakanmi, who, alongside nine other members of the Church, were later arrested and taken to the Secretariat Police Station, while speaking to newsmen said: “I showed them the copy of the court injunction, but their leader told me that the order was from the governor. “He even told me that the order of the governor supercedes any court injunction and in the process, I was ordered to be taken into their vehicle, locked up before my other members were arrested and brought here without any charge.”