The Anambra State Police Command has reportedly arrested 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 days after the Anambra State Government condemned the ‘criminal and indecent’ conduct of the prophet 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 pleaded anonymity said 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, spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the arrest but declined to give further comment.
Recall that on Monday, the Anambra State Government through a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement, Don Adinuba, said that Onyeze Jesus promotes superstitions and strife by telling his gullible followers that their misfortunes are caused by family members, relatives and business associates.
The statement also condemned the destruction of the naira notes by the pastor, an action which contravenes the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act of 2007.
Following condemnation and backlash over the viral video, the prophet apologised to Nigerians and the Anambra State for abusing Naira notes and sharing nude videos of people online.