UK Sanctions Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Over Misinformation Of Cause Of COVID-19
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome may be virtually untouchable in Nigeria and pretty much can say what he wants, but not so in the UK.
Yesterday they reminded him so.
The Office of Communications, commonly known as Ofcom, has sanctioned Loveworld Television Network, the United Kingdom-based station owned by Oyakhilome over some his comments on the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Ofcom, ruled that Loveworld News and comments by Oyakhilome broadcast potentially harmful statements about the Coronavirus pandemic and that his statements were not presented with due accuracy.
Oyakhilome on April 7, 2020, had linked the COVID-19 scourge to the new 5G technology.
In addition, Oyakhilome was also fined for making claims on the usage of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
The regulatory company found that Oyakhilome violated Rules 2.1 and 5.1 of the Broadcasting Code and imposed an initial sanction with more possibly on their way.
On the home front Oyakhilome recently also rubbished Nigerian pastors that complied with government’s ban on large gathering because of Coronavirus.
He fumed that such religious leaders were not true Christians because they did not insist that the government give them more time to pray and consult with their congregation.
Details of the sanctions are still sealed but will be reported as soon as they are made public.
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