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“Lock Him Up,” Gambians React to Imam’s Arrest after Leading Friday Prayer

An Imam has been apprehended for defying a ban on gathering and public prayer.

Muslims stage mandatory congregational prayer on Fridays however that has now ceased following government’s order for mosques and churches be closed in a bid to contain the lethal coronavirus.

However, the imam of Jarra Kani Kunda defied this to lead a congregational prayer prompting police to swoop in on him.

The public has been reacting to the imam’s arrest who’s being held at Mansakonko amid calls for his prosecution.

” He should be locked up and everyone that attended that gathering until there’s a vaccine or we’re CORONA free,” Tworay Gambiano said.

Alexande Amaehule  weighed in: “Ask them to come and caution the one at Fajikunda too. The funnest thing is that they’re praying just adjacent to Fajikunda Police station.”

” No man is above the law and this is what many people fail to practice in the Gambia.

Allah said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ

O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.

Surat al-Nisa 4:59 ,” Sulayman Ahu Hamza said.

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