Prophet in police net over controversial ‘Mega-Money’ ritual
The controversial Prophet in Anambra state, Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as ‘Onyeze Jesus’, has reportedly been arrested by operatives from Anambra Police Command.
The Prophet, Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North local government area of the state, was reportedly arrested on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Orient Daily gathered that ‘Onyeze Jesus’ is currently in police custody and would likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
The state government, through a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement, Mr C. Don Adinuba, had on Monday, January 25, 2021, warned the Prophet against his practices which it termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion’.
Similarly, State Ministry of Health, in a statement on Wednesday, January, 27, 2021 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 7 corpses from the dead on the January 28, 2021.
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 Nigerian currency, animal cruelty and his get-rich – quick promises to gullible members of the public.
The self aclaimed Prophet who claimed to be from Amafor village in Nkpor, said to be about 32 years is said to be one time bus conductor, and never studied beyond primary six.
Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest.