A popular prophet in Anambra State, most referred to as ‘Jesus of Npko’ by his followers is about to be arrested by the state government over unlawful act in the name of religion.
Naija News understands that the call for the self-proclaimed prophet’s arrest started after a video of him performing rituals for his naked followers went viral on social media.
The state government in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, accused the prophet of “criminal and indecent conduct in the name of religion.”
Watch the condemnable video of the Anambara ‘Jesus’ below:
#WATCH: Clients of Anambra based Prophet,Onyeze Jesus,lines up naked in river, as he performed a ritual with N50 notes which he threw to the river.
The prophet as his clients not to look back as the bathed naked, prayed for them to have money.
— Authentic voice (@Authenticvoice6) January 17, 2021
The government stated that Onyeze Jesus‘s conduct is portraying the state in a bad light to right thinking of citizens. Naija News understands that ‘Jesus’ had told his gullible and brainwashed followers that their misfortune is caused by family members, relatives, friends and business associates through magical powers.
To deliver them from the said misfortune, the prophet gathered his followers, both male and female and had them take their bath naked inside a river, splashing them with naira notes in the river.
According to the state government, ‘Jesus’ conduct is creating serious troubles and instigating eternal enmity in various places and businesses.
The statement read in part, “The Anambra State Government is in possession of some videos produced by one person, who goes by the name of Onyeze Jesus, based in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.
“He not only claims to change the economic status of his adherents by magical means, but also throws a lot of Nigeria’s currency notes into the river and compels his adult followers, both male and female to bath naked in the river and records them on video which he distributes gleefully to all manner of people through the Internet and other means.
“The state government is appalled by the conduct of this man. Anambra people are famous throughout the world for their industry, knowledge, ingenuity, perseverance, a high savings rate and an infectious business drive, all combined to enable them to achieve tremendous success in various fields. Their success is not overnight nor through magic.
“Onyeze Jesus promotes superstition and strife in society. By telling his gullible and brainwashed followers that their misfortune is caused by family members, relatives, friends and business associates through magical powers, he is fomenting serious troubles and instigating eternal enmity in various places and businesses. Some of these troubles can lead to physical fights, bodily injuries and even deaths.
“By throwing naira notes into the river regularly as part of sacrifice to the river goddess and filming it and distributing the film to the whole world, he has brought Anambra State into global ridicule and, worse, gregariously committed a criminal offence.
“Burning or destroying the naira through any means is an offence criminalised by the Central Bank of Nigeria Act of 2007, and the offender is liable to imprisonment.”
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