We can confirm that the Suva City Council's department in charge of hiring out Sukuna Park cut off electricity in the middle of a sermon at the New Methodist Church Crusade last Friday because the preaching was loud and noisy.
Coupfourpointfive has been told that SCC staff refused to re-connect the power despite threats from the Church preachers.
Sources say the SCC officer in charge of administering parks and properties told a security officer to turn down the volume of the speakers used for preaching as he could hear the loud noise almost 100 metres away. This was done twice but the preachers increased the volume to intolerable levels on both occasions.
The security officer was then told to disconnect the power supply. All the officer had to do was to pull off a fuse that is in-built into the permanent podium at the park.
Sources say five angry New Methodist Church preachers barged into the office of the properties officer demanding that the electricity supply be restored.
They told him that Sukuna Park and the electricity belonged to Jesus similar to Police Commissioner Esala Teleni's claim that the Holy Spirit speaks to him.
The preachers were told to test their own theory by the properties officer - that is to go back to Sukuna Park, throw the wires on the ground and tell Jesus to connect the power.
The power supply was not restored, both by the Holy Spirit or the SCC.