The Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state and self-styled pastor Onyebuchi Okocha, who is more populalrly known as ‘Onyeze Jesus’ has been arrested by Anambra police operatives.
The former bus conductor was billed to perform a miracle of raising seven corpses from from death in Onitsha on Thursday.
A source close to the investigation confirmed his arrest on Wednesday.
According to other sources, who are not authorised to speak on the matter; “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”.
On Monday, the Anambra state government in a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment C. Don Adinuba, 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 publicised claim, and planned ‘magic’ that he would raise seven corpses from the dead on the 28th of January, 2021.
Residents 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 Naira 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. He is said to be about 32 years of old and was once a bus conductor. He barely made it out of primary school.