Chief Magistrate Court in Nnewi, Anambra State presided over by Emekwue AC has ordered that a new generation church in the town be sealed over noise pollution.
The church was sued by the Director of Environmental Health Services and the Nnewi North Local Government Area, and was given 10 days to relocate.
The church was prosecuted on a two-count charge under the Public Health Laws of Anambra State.
The church was accused of a mounting an amplifier and five loudspeakers in front of its premises, tuned at a very high pitch, leading to serious noise pollution and restless night within the neighbourhood.
The prosecution described the situation as ‘prejudicial to human health’, which is punishable under Section 21 of the Public Health Laws of Anambra State 2006.