The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) has welcomed the arrest of a controversial Anambra pastor, Onyebuchi Okocha, A. Okay. A. Onyeze Jesus.
The police in Anambra reportedly arrested Pastor Okocha on January 27, 2020 and the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, CSP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed that Onyeze Jesus was in police custody.
The police mentioned the pastor was invited for questioning, however declined to make additional feedback on the matter as a result of investigation was ongoing.
Onyeze Jesus had scheduled at this time, January 28, 2021, to boost useless our bodies, and the federal government in Anambra State had earlier warned towards his ‘prison and indecent conduct within the identify of faith’.
The State Ministry of Well being had directed hospitals and mortuaries to not enable Onyeze Jesus to make use of their services to hold out the deliberate elevating of seven corpses from the useless.
AfAW, in a press release signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Leo Igwe, counseled the police and authorities of Anambra State for “apprehending this spiritual free cannon referred to as Onyeze Jesus and for taking immediate measures to handle the promotion of superstition within the State.
“Superstitious nonsense is destroying the state of Anambra and hampering its progress and improvement.
“Onyeze Jesus ought to be tried and punished in line with the legislation to discourage different spiritual mischief-makers. AfAW needs to tell the federal government that spiritual exploitation is pervasive in Anambra State.
“There are various Onyeze Jesus working and conning gullible individuals in several components of the state. The police ought to lengthen their investigation to different spiritual con artists and fraudulent spiritual ministries within the state.”