Apostle Suleman reacts after report say he's under investigation for allegedly sleeping with pastor’s wife


The inspector-general of police (IGP),
Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly directed the probe of Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, for allegedly sleeping with his female minister.

The investigation comes on the back of a petition by former pastor at the church, Mike Davids, that Apostle Suleman allegedly slept with his wife, Faith Edeko, who currently heads the Abuja branch of Omega Fire Ministries in Utako.

In the petition, written by his counsel, V.C Ezenagu & Associates, Davids also accused Apostle Suleman of threatening his life and denying him access to his three children.

According to PUNCH, the IGP’s directive was contained in a letter dated January 5 and addressed to the deputy inspector-general of police, force intelligence bureau in Garki, Abuja.

The letter, with reference number CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.515/561, was signed by Iliya Doma, the principal staff officer II to the IGP.

“I attach herewith a copy of a letter dated December 30, 2020 with its attachments received from V.C Ezenagu & Associates on the above underlined subject. The Inspector-General of Police directs that you treat. Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards,” the letter partly read.

In the petition, Davids said he met Suleman while in school with the pair eventually becoming very close friends.

He said the apostle would later ordain him a pastor in his church on June 9, 2006, adding that he served for over 15 years before he eventually left the church in 2019.

To buttress his point, Davids attached his pastoral certificate as well as license number 125 to the petition.

Davids also shared three videos on his social media pages wherein he bared lurid details of his allegations against Suleman.

According to the petitioner, trouble started when Suleman was planning to set up a gospel television station and had requested the assistance of his wife who was a broadcaster with NTA at the time.

He said it was during one of his wife’s visits to his place that the “clergyman slept with her”, explaining that his marriage has collapsed since then.

“Apostle Suleman has given her a branch of the church in Utako, Abuja to head without permission. I am calling on Pastor David Oyedepo, Pastor Paul Enenche, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Margaret Idahosa, CAN, PFN,” he said in of the videos.

“Apostle Suleman has damaged my life. I have not seen my wife and children for two years and Apostle Suleman says if I ever go near them, he will have me taken out. I have a video where he said he will make me disappear. I don’t want to lose my life.”

But reacting in a video, Faith Edeko dismissed the claims by her estranged husband, describing such as an attempt to blackmail Suleman.

Edeko said she never slept with Apostle Suleman, adding that she did not even have easy access to him.

She said, “There are recordings which I will upload. You told my brothers that I would crawl in the gutters. I told them not to do anything to you, that you are still the father of my kids. At some point, I contemplated suicide. I had written my suicide note, I had bought sniper because I could not fathom how I would live life in so much pain. I won’t drag you because of my children… you have done too much and it is enough. I am not hypnotised. I am not under a spell.”

She said she did not abandon her marriage. Rather, it was her husband who abandoned the family and even demanded a refund of her bride price from her family.

She said, “I don’t know what you hope to achieve, I don’t know who paid you but the only thing I will say is haven’t you done enough? Are you not tired of flogging someone’s daughter in pain?

“You left me in Kano. You called me on a certain day that you were going to leave the marriage. I thought you were bluffing. I called my people and they can testify. My elder brother called you from the UK. You told them you were leaving the marriage.  My elder brother told me you were bluffing.

“I remember I begged you and then I got to the office and I collapsed, according to what my principal said because I found myself in the hospital.”

She said that no one was preventing her estranged husband from seeing his children, adding that he lived in the same city with them but had refused to visit.

Also in a tweet on Monday, Apostle Suleman dismissed the reports that he is under investigation over the allegations.

"IGP orders probe on me?where, when?Maybe my ghost. Just reading stories now. Please discard.. There is no such thing.. Bad press really sells fast," he tweeted.
This is not the first time the clergyman will make the headlines over sex-related allegations.

Suleman was embroiled in a heated controversy in March 2017 after a Canada-based singer, Stephanie Otobo, had accused him of having sexual relations with her.

Otobo, however, later retracted the allegations before Suleiman’s congregation in Auchi, Edo, stating that she was “heavily paid” by powerful Nigerian politicians and some pastors to blackmail the apostle.

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