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Assassination Attempt On Apostle Suleman: Police Finally Releases Fresh Details



Police have launched contemporary particulars on assassination try on Apostle Johnson Suleman


Some safety insights have been offered on the latest tried assassination of a frontline Edo-based cleric, Apostle Johnson Suleiman of the Omega Fire Ministries


The convoy of the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM) Auchi, Apostle Suleman was final Friday attacked by unknown gunmen alongside the Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.




The cleric was mentioned to be heading to Edo State after a overseas journey to Tanzania when the gunmen opened fireplace on his convoy.


Six individuals, together with policemen and Suleman’s drivers have been mentioned to have been killed throughout the assault.



The cleric, who described the incident as an assassination try, alluded to “certain things” taking place since 2017.



This seemed to be a reference to the assorted intercourse scandals involving him.



He was quoted as saying “Since 2017, there are certain things that have been happening that I have been quiet about. There are things people don’t know, even though one or two people, along the line, took advantage of that to just come out and say one or two things.”


Suleman additional defined that he’s talking up as a result of they’ve finished lots and found that he’s nonetheless transferring on and have now determined to make an try on his life.




What transpired in 2017


In 2017, Suleman could have had a number of points starting from controversial preaching to political points and a bunch of others





But one incident that was distinguished was the problem of Stephanie Otobo, a Canadian based mostly Nigerian singer, who accused the person of God of impregnating and dumping her.



Otobo had alleged that they have been in a romantic relationship and had travelled far and huge. She additionally alleged that the cleric promised to marry her.




She had additionally claimed that she had no data the apostle was married as a result of he hid his marital standing from her.


In a petition by means of her lawyer, Festus Keyamo, Otobo whose stage title is Kimora, alleged that the romantic affair started in Canada within the 12 months 2015. She additionally accused Suleman of unlawful procurement of abortion, menace to life, and tried homicide.






Otobo additional launched a picture of Suleman in an alleged romantic chat along with her, however the cleric denied and described the {photograph} as pretend and photoshopped.


At one level, Stephanie made a u-turn and apologised to the pastor at his church, saying she was paid to defame the pastor





According to the Singer, some “very strong and powerful politicians and pastors” deceived her, and she or he succumbed to the manipulation as a result of they informed her it might assist her profession.


However, in 2022 Otobo returned with a contemporary allegation that she went to apostle Suleman’s church to apologise beneath duress.






Otobo narrated that she was uninterested in the court docket processes and stress and in addition claimed that the cleric’s media aide, Phrank Shuaibu, had approached and promised her that the case can be settled if she made the open confession.


Herdsmen Criticism





Apostle Suleman has been a fierce critic of the killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in elements of the nation.


He had additionally up to now instructed his safety aides to kill any Fulani herdsman who comes round his church premises after he claimed that somebody had knowledgeable him of the plot to assault his church.







Many have been killed up to now throughout clashes between the cattle-herding Fulani indigenes and a few communities that observe a mixture of farming and cattle rearing. The clashes are as a consequence of disputes centred round land use.


Halima Abubakar’s intercourse scandal




Again, in September 2022 the self acclaimed prophet was concerned in yet one more intercourse scandal.


Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar admitted to having a sexual relationship with Apostle Suleman.




Halima opened up on her affair with the cleric after stories emerged on social media that Suleman had an affair with a bunch of Nigerian actresses together with Georgina Onuoha, Queen Nwokoye, Shan George, and Vivian Metchie.


Suleman had in response to the viral submit described the checklist as an unrealistic litany of names curated to carry him down, However in a stunning twist, Halima Abubakar took to her Instagram to name him out.



The actress who was subjected to heavy criticism claimed that she solely agreed to this point him on the time as a result of he informed her he had separated from his spouse.


He, nevertheless, filed a go well with by means of his lawyer, accusing the actress who’s presently battling an undisclosed ailment of defamation, blackmail and publishing demeaning statements about him.




Shortly after she informed the cleric that they are going to meet in court docket, the actress introduced that she had stop performing to ‘rejuvenate and continue healing’.


Killing of Suspected attacker




The Apostle’s allegation that some individuals have been after his life could have been justified after he raised the alarm that one of many gunmen who attacked his convoy was killed by the police to cowl up some folks.


Suleman, whereas condemning the killing, slammed the police for killing the arrested prime suspect.





According to him, the suspect who was captured alive was hurriedly killed with the intention to frustrate investigation and erase all proof that might result in the arrest of his attackers.


But, in response, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, directed the withdrawal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Auchi Police Station, Ayodele Suleiman.




Yaro mentioned the choice was taken to unravel the circumstances that led to the dying of one of many surviving members of the gang.


However, sources say it’s troublesome to pinpoint the precise supply of the assault on Apostle Suleman due to the a number of crises or battles he has engaged within the latest previous.




Asked if Apostle Suleman’s public condemnation of the incessant killings by herdsmen throughout the nation could have led to the assassination try on the cleric, an Abuja safety professional, Dr. Abigail Uwanta, mentioned the state of affairs shouldn’t be fully seen that method.


According to her, “As a safety monitoring professional, I cannot have a look at it that method. Our main downside right here in Nigeria is that circumstances should not being correctly investigated to come back to cheap conclusions. Once one thing like this occurs, we are saying thank God the sufferer survived and that’s it. Even the police and different safety companies wouldn’t take it upon themselves to get to the tip of the matter. I believe that is why folks resort to hypothesis.






”In this specific case something is feasible. It may very well be terrorists, it may very well be somebody who needs him out of the way in which. Him as a person, it’s not all the things he does that involves public discover. Who is aware of the place he goes and the folks he meets there. He could have stepped on somebody’s toes. That’s why I mentioned something is feasible. It can be improper however not completely misplaced to hyperlink it to Fulani herdsmen.”


DAILY POST stories that as of the time of this report, the police are but to make their findings public.


Assassination Attempt On Apostle Suleman: Police Finally Releases Fresh Details


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