Samuel Amune, the Lawyer of a Nigerian cleric, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to reports of him getting a YouTuber identified as Israel Balogun arrested and detained over a video he shared.
The 38-year-old Youtube content creator had posted a video on his YouTube channel, where he showed clips of Suleman declaring to his congregation that angels would deposit money into their bank accounts.
He generated mixed reactions after he described the claims as false and further slammed Suleman.
Apostle Suleman’s lawyer has now made clarification on what led to Balogun’s arrest. He maintained that the YouTuber was not arrested for his views on the ‘miracle money’, but for the unprintable names he called his client.
Amune said Balogun is being asked to prove that Suleman is a criminal, magician, bandit and a fraudster as he claimed.
He also stated that the YouTuber is being asked to prove that the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International sends his Pastors to gather people’s account number before any crusade and engaging in electronic money transfer, claiming it is “miracle money”.
Warning that they will go after anyone who goes to the internet to insult men of God, an act he described as “cyber stalking/bullying” and a “major crime”, Amune also said Balogun alleged that Apostle Suleman is a “yahoo man” and works in connection with Hushpuppi.
Read the statement below.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: Inside UNILAG’s multi-million naira budgetary abuse and academic discord
The University of Lagos located in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has been embroiled in controversies with allegations bothering on misappropriation of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...