The Police Command in Anambra State has reportedly nabbed a controversial prophet, Onyeze Jesus, real name Onyebuchi Okocha, the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries located at Nkpor, Idemili North local government area of the state.
This is coming barely days after the Government of Anambra State condemned the ‘criminal and indecent’ conduct of the clergyman after a viral video showed him and his followers in a river, where they bathed naked while he sprayed them with N50 notes.
A source who begged anonymity disclosed that the prophet was reportedly arrested on Wednesday, January 27.
“Onyeze Jesus is in police custody. He was arrested on Wednesday, 27th January 2021, and will likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, 28th January 2021.” the source told Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS.
Meanwhile, Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, confirmed the arrest but refused to give further comment.
Recall that on Monday, January 25, the Anambra State Government through a statement issued by Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement, said that Onyeze Jesus promotes superstitions and strife by telling his poor gullible followers that their misfortunes are caused by family members, relatives and business associates.
The statement also frowns the destruction of the naira notes by the prophet, an act which contravenes the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act of 2007.
Following backlash and condemnation that followed the viral video, the prophet apologised to Nigerians and the Anambra State for abusing Naira notes and sharing nude videos of people online.