The police in Imo State have arrested a pastor in the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, Chukwuma Okezuo, for damning prophecies against the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Parading the suspect, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, accused him of falsely stating the governor was in the process of recruiting young boys in the state with the sole aim of kidnapping children between zero and 10 years for ritual purposes.
“The pastor prophesied that Governor Okorocha was allegedly engaging in the ritual exercises towards the 2019 governorship election in the state,” Enwerem stated.
“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.
He cautioned religious leaders to be cautious of what they say, adding that the slandering pastor would be charged in court.