Hours after slamming 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, Apostle Johnson Suleman has again alleged that there are plans to release cloned videos to rope him in.
Apostle Suleman in a 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.
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 want to nail him.”
Shaibu therefore urged Nigerians to regard the videos when they become public as counterfeit.
“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?” the statement asked.
The spokesman also stated that he is worried that Miss Otobo may be killed or severely harmed as a ditch effort to implicate Apostle Suleman given that all other plans to nail him has failed.
“That is our fear. That they would not be patient to allow the courts do their job. Infact, 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 said.
He reiterated the determination of Suleman to defend his name and that of the church from attacks, adding, that what is happening now did not come as a surprise to the ministry.
“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.
In a related development, Miss Otobo an Ontario, Canada based musician, was released yesterday from police custody alongside Wisdom Godstime, a Canadian resident, with whom she was detained.
She was arrested on March 3 at a United Bank of Africa branch in Lagos on the orders of Apostle Suleman, after trying to withdraw money paid into her account by the Church in a sting operation coordinated by the police.
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