Two pastors, three Imams and 68 others were convicted yesterday by a FCT mobile court at the Eagle Square.
The violators were paraded before Magistrate Idayat Akanni and were sentenced to one month in prison with an option of N5,000 fine with a supervised one day community service.
The imams that were convicted are Abdullahi Mohammed, Suleiman Idris and Deputy Imam Useni Umar.
The convicted Pastor are Phillips Olumbori and Reverend Moses Chinedu.
While commenting on the judgement, Chairman FCT Ministerial Enforcement Task Team on COVID-19 Operations, Ikharo Attah, said; “The verdict, though mild, is a welcome development. Those sentenced should be worried because they are now ex-convicts having been found guilty and sentenced by a competent court of law.
“Why has it become very difficult for custodians and enforcers of divine laws to obey national laws that do not prohibit or infringe on their freedom of religion?”