Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ‘s Loveword TV channel, has been fined £125,000 for airing conspiracy theories about COVID-19 in United Kingdom.
News Mail reports that Loveword TV channel aired a 29-hour content called a Global Day of Prayer, it is alleged that several unfounded claims were made about the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is alleged that the content claimed that the outbreak was ‘planned’ and the ‘sinister vaccine’ can be used to plant ‘nanochips’ that can control and cause harm to the human body. It also claimed that the virus was caused by 5G.
The communication regulatory body in the United Kingdom, Ofcom , which did the investigation concluded that the programme breached broadcasting rules by sharing ‘potentially harmful’ claims about COVID-19.
Ofcom has petitioned Loveword before for making unsubstantiated claims about coronavirus. Ofcom claims that the contents were unsubstantiated and risked serious harm to its audience.
‘Loveworld’s failure to put these unsubstantiated statements into context risked serious harm to its audience,’ the statement said.
Ofcom added that the religious channels had the ‘potential to make people question the measures put in place to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
‘They had the potential to undermine confidence in public health measures put in place to tackle COVID19 at a time when cases, hospital admissions and deaths were rising in the UK, and when people were looking for reliable information given advances in the vaccination programme” Ofcom statement read
You would recall that the Christ Embassy founder lashed out at his colleagues for taking and encouraging their congregation to take COVID-19 vaccine.