by Dolapo Adelana
The ongoing drama in the sex scandal between General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Apostle Johnson Suleman and his alleged lover, Stephanie Otobo has taken another turn.
According to the Vanguard, Apostle Suleman, in a statement by his Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, issued on Friday in Abuja said Festus Keyamo, Otobo’s lawyer and his paymasters were doing all they could to nail him.
He said intelligence reaching him show that Keyamo has recruited people to clone his voice.
He said, “We have it on good authority that some persons have been in a hotel in Lagos where they are daily undergoing voice training and learning how to speak like Apostle Suleman. Others are also recreating scenes and editing video clips to give the impression that our Senior Pastor is involved. All in a bid to nail him.”
Suleman queried why the allegation came up few weeks after he spoke against the killing of Christians in the country.
“Is it a coincidence that the so called scandal is coming up no soon after Apostle Suleman spoke against the persecution of Christians in Kaduna? Why is a matter purportedly perpetrated since 2015 coming up now. And who is paying for the high intrigue and drama daily injected into the process?” he asked.
The pastor added that he had reasons to believe that Miss Otobo may be killed or severely harmed as a last ditch effort to implicate him since all other plans to nail him has failed abysmally.
“That is our fear. That they would not be patient to allow the courts do their job. In fact, they have not even gone to court. They are not ready to wait for the truth to come out. We are reliably informed that they may kill her or cause severe bodily harm and turn round to say that it is our pastor that did it. We cannot put anything past them at this stage,” he declared.
He said he was not surprised by the tactics being used against him, as it had been deployed against other pastors who spoke against government in the past.
“When Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie spoke forcefully against misrule of government, the military authorities unsuccessfully tried to nail him with a woman. When Pastor Tunde Bakare could not be cowed by an unpopular administration, they also tried to do same to him. So it is consistent for the same evil men to want to shut up Apostle Suleiman as a critical voice of reason against the persecution of Christians in a section of the country,” he added.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.