Anambra-based controversial prophet, Onyeze Jesus arrested by the police
An Anambra based controversial Prophet, Mr Onyebuchi Okocha, aka ‘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.
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 close to the investigation confirmed the news of his arrest to Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS).
According to the anonymous source “Onyeze Jesus is in police custody. He was arrested on Wednesday, 27th
January 2021, and will likely be arraigned for various offenses on Thursday, 28th January, 2021”.
Recall that on Monday, 25th January 2021, Anambra State Government through a statement issued
by Mr C. Don Adinuba, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment warned
Onyeze Jesus against his practices
which the government termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion’.
Also, in a related statement, Anambra state Ministry of Health had 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 publicized claim, and planned ‘magic’ that he would raise 7
corpses from the dead on the 28th of January, 2021.
Many people have expressed dismay over some of the videos that ‘Onyeze Jesus’ regularly posts on
social media including parading people naked in a river (indecent exposure), abuse of the
Nigerian currency, animal cruelty, and his get-rich – quick promises to gullible members of
the public. Those who know the self-styled Prophet say that he is from Amafor village in Nkpor,
is about 32 years of age, was once a bus conductor, and never studied beyond primary six.