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Apostle Suleman’s allegation against Keyamo ‘nonsensical smokescreen’, lawyer’s chamber says

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Apostle Suleman's allegation against Keyamo 'nonsensical smokescreen', lawyer's chamber says

Less than 24-hours after Apostle Johnson Suleman slammed Lagos lawyer Festus Keyamo, with a lawsuit demanding the sum of N1billion for damages after allegedly resorting to blackmail in a case involving his client Miss Stephanie Otobo, Keyamo’s Chambers has replied the Auchi-based pastor.

In a strongly worded statement issued by Keyamo’s Chamber and signed by Uchenna B. Moneke, Esq, Oluwafemi O.N. Olabisi, Esq, Apostle Suleman was asked to leave Keyamo out of the matter as he is not even personally involved in the case and has no personal interest in it at all.

The statement read that, “all the allegations of some imaginary grand conspiracy being perpetrated against Apostle Suleman are not only pathetic, but are ludicrous and a nonsensical smokescreen”.

The statement also noted that Keyamo who has been at the Abuja office of his Chambers all this while, has never personally signed or issued any letter or press release on the issue between Apostle Suleman and Miss Otobo.

The statement read in part, “The attention of Festus Keyamo Chambers has been drawn to a series of press releases and letters by one Apostle Johnson Suleman (who claims to be a “man of God”) and his lawyers attacking the person of our Head of Chambers, Mr. Festus Keyamo in respect of the discharge of our professional duties to one of our clients, Miss Stephanie Otobo.

“Whilst our formal response to the ill-advised letter by his lawyers is on its way to him, we deem it necessary to make this release in response to the series of releases Apostle Suleman has recently made.”

Read also: Keyamo fabricating video to prove false romance with Miss Otobo, Apostle Suleman claims

Continuing the statement reads thus; “Firstly, Mr. Festus Keyamo is not even PERSONALLY INVOLVED in this matter. He has no personal interest in it at all. Upon accepting the brief of Miss Stephanie Otobo at the Lagos office, Mr. Keyamo, (who has been in the Abuja office all this while) instructed three of the lawyers in Lagos (including both undersigned) to handle the brief professionally.

“Apart from an informal and friendly phone conversation Mr. Festus Keyamo had with a reporter in Punch Newspapers and one other blog about this matter, Mr. Keyamo has never personally signed or issued any letter or press release on this issue. The lawyers in the Lagos office are working on this. So, it baffles us that Apostle Suleman and his aides have decided to drag Mr. Keyamo PERSONALLY into this issue. Mr. Keyamo never owed Apostle Suleman any professional duty and so was under no legal restriction to accept a brief against him.

“Secondly, all the allegations of some imaginary grand conspiracy being perpetrated against Apostle Suleman are not only pathetic, but are ludicrous and a nonsensical smokescreen”, the statement by Keyamo’s Chambers read in part.

Recall that, Apostle Suleman in an earlier statement released by his Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu claimed that plans to unveil cloned video clips to prove that he actually had an amorous relationship with Miss Otobo are underway.

The statement also claimed that Keyamo, counsel to Miss Otobo, who is accusing Apostle Johnson Suleman of promising to marry her but instead dumped her in Canada, and his cohorts are planning to exterminate or terribly harm her to frame him or his agents as being responsible for the heinous act.

 

 

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