by Dolapo Adelana
The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, on Monday said he has never met his accuser Stephanie Otobo, The Punch reports.
Earlier on Monday YNaija reported that Suleiman was alleged to abandoned his lover after impregnating her and her lawyers had demanded N500m as damages for breach of trust to marry Stephanie.
In a statement by his Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, Suleiman denied having a relationship with Stephanie and accused her of being a serial blackmailer.
Shaibu, said Otobo’s lawyers, Festus Keyamo Chambers were misled by her into believing that there was an amorous relationship between Apostle Suleman and its client, adding that the lady was “caught up by her own machinations as she was arrested while trying to withdraw money paid into her account by the Church in a sting operation coordinated by the police.”
He said, “Unknown to Keyamo, the police was alerted following several attempts by the said lady to blackmail Apostle Suleiman. The police also recorded her conversations making the frivolous demand. The highpoint of the drama was her attempt to withdraw money paid into her account at the instance of the police. The lawyer should know that his client was arrested by the police with abundance of evidence confirming that she is indeed a serial blackmailer.”
He added, “Let me place it on record that, the lady in question is a self-confessed stripper in a nite club in Canada, who like thousands of people that seek help from Apostle Johnson Suleman, called to pretentiously convey her intentions to embrace Christ and also needed financial help to keep body and soul as she no longer had a means of livelihood after quitting as a stripper.
“Does Keyamo or his serial blackmailing client have pictures of the visit by Apostle Suleman or his representatives to her parents? In any case, how could such a relationship have existed when the Apostle and the said lady have never met physically? How could he have made a promise of a house and a lifestyle comparable to what she has in Canada when he has never been to her house or seen her physically as to have an idea of her living standards?”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.