Controversial Anambra Prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’ Arrested
The operatives of the Anambra State Police Command has arrested Onyebuchi Okocha, popular known as Prophet ‘Onyeze Jesus’.
It was gathered that the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North local government area is still in police custody and would likely be arraigned for various offences today, Thursday, January 28.
The State Government, through a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement, Mr C. Don Adinuba, had on Monday, January 25, warned the Prophet against his practices which it termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion’.
The Ministry of Health, in a statement on Wednesday, January 27, also warned hospitals and mortuaries operating in the state against allowing ‘Onyeze Jesus’ access to their facilities to carry out his widely publicised claim and planned ‘magic’ that he would raise seven corpses on January 28.
Residents of the state had expressed worry over some of the videos trending on social media attributed to the Prophet, including parading naked people in a river, abuse of the currency, animal cruelty and his get-rich-quick promises to gullible members of the public.
Also, the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) quoted a police source who said, “Onyeze Jesus is in police custody. He was arrested on Wednesday, January 27, and will likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, 28th January, 2021.”
It was further gathered that the self-acclaimed Prophet, who claimed to be from Amafor village in Nkpor, is about 32 years and was once a bus conductor and never studied pass primary six.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed has confirmed his arrest.