Pastor Chukwuma Okezuo of the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, Imo State is now cooling his heels in police net after he allegedly gave a prophecy against the state’s Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Reports say Pastor Okezuo who gave the prophecy during a church service on Sunday was picked up by operatives of the Imo State Police Command after church service in the Urratta area of Owerri.
While Pastor Okezuo was paraded at the premises of the Imo State Police Command, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem said the cleric had in his prophecy claimed that Okorocha was recruiting young boys in the state with the sole aim of kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for the purpose of ritual activities.
According to the state PPRO, the “false prophecy” that Okorocha was kidnapping the boys for ritual purposes as 2019 elections draws nearer is capable of causing rancour and panic in the state.
“I parade before you one acclaimed pastor, Chukwuma Okezuo, of Assemblies of God Church. He was arrested during a church service last Sunday at Owaelu Urratta over false prophecies against the person of the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
“The suspect, while on the pulpit, made false prophecies against the governor that he was recruiting young boys to be kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for ritual purposes. He falsely prophesied that the governor was engaging in the ritual purposes with the sole aim of winning the 2019 governorship election and therefore asked the congregation to pray.
“This false prophecy, by this acclaimed pastor, is very malicious and capable of causing rancour, panic, anxiety and disintegrating the state. The Imo State Police Command, under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, Mr Dasuki Galandanchi, will not watch the people jeopardise the peace of the state.
“Religious leaders should be mindful of the things they say. We will charge the suspect to court for legal action,” he said.
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