‘Jesus’ of Anambra in police net, set to face trial

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Mr Onyebuchi Okocha, who also goes by the name ‘Onyeze Jesus’, the Founder Children Light Anointing Ministries, Nkpor, Idemili North local Government Area Anambra , has been arrested by operatives from Anambra Police Command.

A source close to the investigation confirmed the news his arrest to Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS).

According to the source who does not wish to be named as he is 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”.

Recall on Monday, 25th January 2021, Anambra a statement issued by Mr C. Don Adinuba, the for Information and Public Enlightenement warned Onyeze Jesus against his practices which the government termed ‘criminal and indecent conduct in the name religion’.

Also, in a related statement, Anambra Ministry of Health had on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 warned hospitals and mortuaries operating in the against allowing ‘Onyeze Jesus’ access to their facilities to carry his widely publicised claim, and planned ‘magic’ he would raise 7 corpses from the dead on the 28th of January, 2021.

Many people have expressed dismay over some of the videos ‘Onyeze Jesus’ regularly posts on social media including parading people naked in a river (indecent exposure), abuse of the Naira currency, animal cruelty and his get-rich – quick promises to gullible of the public.

Those who know the self styled 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.