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Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:43 - Updated Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:42

Pastors arrested for disobedience in Cabinda

Cabinda - At least 11 pastors of the Christian Churches Union (Mpeve Ya Nlongo), Ministry of the Ark of the Covenant, Ministry of the Department of the Power of God, Catholic of the Americas, Message of the Last Time, UEBA and Evangelical Baptist in Angola were arrested in northern Cabinda province by the National Police charged with the crime of disobedience.

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In a press release from the Provincial Police Command that Angop had access to on Wednesday, it indicates that offenders were detained during a police raids  carried out from December 16 to 23 2018.

In a deliberate and recidivist manner, re-opened the church services in the neighborhoods of 4 de Fevereiro, Chiweca, Lombo-Lombo, and Lieutenant-Colonel Kimba, outside the city of Cabinda, infringing the law, as well as the lack of conditions for worship services.

In the same police action, 12 believers of the Catholic Church of America were also detained for committing the crime of humiliation, provided and punishable under the terms of article no. 180 of the Penal Code, due to acts of vandalism in the public highway, rising against law enforcement officers and consequent throwing of hard objects against the premises of the Cabinda Municipal Police of the National Police.

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