Published January 29, 2021
Tony Okafor , Awka
The police in Anambra State have arrested a prophet , Onyebuchi Okocha , aka Onyeze Jesus .
PUNCH Metro had exclusively reported on Tuesday that the Anambra State Government would arrest the 32 – year -old prophet for alleged indecent conduct .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Haruna Mohammed , confirmed the arrest on Thursday , but refused to give details .
The prophet, who is the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries , Nkpor , in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state , was reportedly arrested on Wednesday .
The state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment , Mr Don Adinuba , had warned the prophet against practices which he termed , ‘ criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion . ’
Similarly , the state Ministry of Health, in a statement on Wednesday , 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 on a given date. ”
Residents expressed worry over some of the videos trending on social media attributed to the cleric, which included abuse of the Nigerian currency , animal cruelty and get -rich -quick promises to members of the public .