The Anambra State Police Command has arrested the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili, Mr Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as Prophet Onyeze Jesus.
The 32-year-old pastor is reportedly from Amafor village in Nkpor and was once a bus conductor before he became a prophet.
The controversial prophet made headlines recently after he was seen in a video praying N50 notes on his naked clients bathing in a river, an action which got him into trouble with the Anambra State government.
According to Anambra Broadcasting Service, the pastor was arrested on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 after he apologized to Nigerians for his alleged ritual practices.
After apologising for his action, Onyeze Jesus did another video where he slammed Anambra-based pastors for circulating photos and videos of him to blackmail him. He also vowed to raise dead bodies.
The Anambra State Government had in a statement, issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba early this week, warned Onyeze Jesus against his practices which the government termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion’.
Also, in a related statement, the state Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 27 January 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 seven corpses from the dead Thursday 28 January 2021.
In a new report, Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) quoted a police source who said, “Onyeze Jesus is in police custody. He was arrested on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 and will likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, 28 January 2021”.