There was mild commotion at Tree of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta State, on Sunday, September 11, after a group of police officers allegedly disrupted an ongoing service to enforce an arrest, IGBERETV reports.
It was gathered that the officers who stormed the church at about 10:30 am and repeatedly shot into the air which made the congregation to run for their lives.
According to a source, “Some police men came to my church, to make an illegal arrest, they were not wearing uniform, but they came with a police van. They were shooting into the air inside the church, while service was still on.
We almost lost a child who is asthmatic, he went into shock hearing the sound of the gun.”
Narrating why police invaded the church, the source said: “The girl who invited the police has issue with one of the church members. It was not a robbery case, neither was it a kidnapping case or any of such.
It was a simple business misunderstanding and instead of waiting for church to close or even call the attention of the church leader, they came in to forcefully drag the member out, and while at it, began to shoot and scare people. Making old women and children panic for no reason.”