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From Uchenna Ezeadigwe, Awka
The Anambra State Government has cautioned one Prophet Onyeze Jesus based in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, over misuse of the nation’s currency in a viral video circulated online.
In a statement signed and made available to Newsmen through the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba it reads;
“The State Government is appalled at 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”.
“By throwing plenty of 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 criminalized by the Central Bank of Nigeria Act of 2007, and the offender is liable to imprisonment”.
P.I News reveals that the said video according to the State Government compelled his adult followers, both male and female, to bath naked in the river and records them on video which he distributed gleefully to all manner of people through the Internet and other means.
The statement further notes that “the state Government is looking into the claims. If we find merit in the claims, he will be prosecuted in accordance with the law”.