UK Fines Chris Oyakhilome N65 Million For Fake COVID-19 and 5G Sermon
-The Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the UK has fined Loveworld, owned by Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome.
-The station was accused of breaching the country’s code by spreading wrong information about COVID-19
-Ofcom has issued a fine of £125,000 (N65.6 million) on the religious channel.
The UK’s Office of Communications (Ofcom) has fined religious channel, Love World for spreading misinformation about COVID-19.
The channel which is owned by Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome allegedly breached its rules by spreading false information about COVID-19.
Ofcom claims that the information broadcasted to their audience was potentially harmful and didn’t come with backing evidence.
According to the statement, Ofcom has imposed a fine of £125,000 (N65.6 million) on Loveworld Ltd.
Ofcom considers the breaches made by the religious channel to be reckless and repeated, and warranty sanction.
During Pastor Chris’s 29-hour program, Global Day of Prayer, he made claims that the pandemic was planned and the vaccine was a means of administering nanochips to control people.
If you wonder why Pastor Chris is my Pastor, this is why! pic.twitter.com/nxZSudfOOM
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He also claimed that the rollout of 5G technology was responsible for coronavirus and testing was only carries out to deceive people.
Ofcom issued its decision after through investigation and it is yet unknown if Loveworld will appeal the decision.