A pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Chukwuma Okezuo, has been arrested for allegedly giving prophecies against the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, during a church service.
A PUNCH report this morning said that the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Andrew Enwerem, “who paraded the cleric before newsmen on Tuesday, accused him of prophesying during last Sunday’s church service in the Urratta area of Owerri.”
“The pastor was alleged to have said in his prophecy that the governor was recruiting young boys in the state with the sole aim of kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for ritual purposes,” the report said.
It quoted the PPRO as saying that the pastor prophesied that Okorocha was allegedly engaging in the ritual exercises towards the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Enwerem was quoted in the report as saying: “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.”