Operatives from Anambra State Police command has arrested Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as Onye Eze Jesus, Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS Awka reports.
According to ABS Awka, “Onyebuchi Okocha, who also goes by the name ‘Onyeze Jesus’, the Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state has been arrested by operatives from Anambra Police Command.”
He was arrested on Tuesday, 27th January 2021, and will likely be arraigned for various offences on Thursday, 28th January, 2021, ABS reported.
Anambra State Government had through a statement issued by Mr C. Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenement warned Onyeze Jesus against his practices which the government termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion.
Anambra State Ministry of Health had also on Wednesday, 27th 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 7 corpses from the dead on the 28th of January, 2021.
The self styled prophet became popular after video of him performing what he called ‘sanctification’ appeared online. In the video, Onye Eze whichever Jesus was seen, making incantation with some young men holding a live ram each.
The display of abracadabra reached a crescendo when the self made prophet was seen scattering some Nigerian naira notes into the river and on his unsuspecting members that have come to cure the spirit of poverty in their lives.