The exact reason popular Nigerian controversial Anambra Prophet Odumeje was arrested by the Police has been obtained.
Eye9ja understands that Prophet Odumeje was arrested over his statement against some families in the host communities of his church.
Prophet Odumeje whose real name is Chukwuemeka Ohanamere, was arrested since June 2.
This reliable online news platform reports that Prophet Odumeje was seen arriving the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Awka, Anambra State in a BMW X6.
Various reports on social media and many online news platforms say the Spiritual Director of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry World Miracle Center, alias Land of Freedom, was arrested on Tuesday, 2 June and was taken to the Police Headquarters in Anambra State
The reports also alleged that Prophet Odumeje, fondly called, The Lion, Liquid Metal or Indaboski Bahose, was arrested at his abode in Onitsha, Anambra State and taken into custody after failing to honour police invitations.
The Anambra based Prophet was arrested for insulting the family of late Pericoma, Aro Ndizuogu and Awka people.
Why has odumeje been arrested and taken to state CIID Awka over what he said? How did that amount to a crime. Let's stabd up for justice and freedom of speech because I don't see anyone arresting any of those phony pastors out there.#FreeOurIndaboski
— C.C (@Barrex) June 2, 2020
Prophet Odumeje was seen in different already viral videos abusing the above-mentioned people and communities. After some blast from the family of Pericoma, Ndizuogu and Awka people, he apologized.
Odumeje had apologised, saying: ”My attention has been drawn to publications on social media over the alleged face-off between me and the good people of Awka and Arondizuogu communities in Anambra and Imo States respectively.
”In the said posts, I was portrayed as declaring war on the people of these communities and their respective traditional festivals and beliefs. It was also alleged that I had vowed to destroy Imo-Awka festival and put a stop to the Ikeji festival of Arondizuogu.
”Consequent upon the above, I wish to acknowledge that the people of Awka and Arondizuogu communities are peace-loving and I have over the years come to share fellowship and service in church with a great number of them.“
”Awka and Arondizuogu communities have produced great men and women of integrity and pedigree and have always remained at the top of great sons and daughters of Igbo land.
”Against this backdrop and with every humility as a Servant of the Living God, I sincerely apologise to the great people of these two communities, to the entire people of Igbo land and to my Elders for my utterances. I will not make any attempts to justify my statement as even I can see that it’s hurtful in all its ramifications.
”I also want to specially apologize to the family of Mazi Pericomo of Arondizuogu who I understand until his passing was a diligent servant ( Evangelist) of God. I apologize and put it on record that this experience has taught me that words that speak any form of divisive conversation amongst our people MUST be checked. This is a time for unity, love and unwavering support for each other.
”Similarly, I lend my voice to the directives of the federal and state government in observing all the COVID-19 protocols, while waiting on the Lord for the end of the pandemic,” Prophet Odumeje had said.