Apostle Suleman: Why Assassins Were After My Life
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), has claimed that assassins were sent after him after he turned down a bag of cash that anonymous ministers had offered him in Abuja because they did not like his criticism of killings in Nigeria.
In a 50-second video that our reporter in Benin watched yesterday, Suleman made the assertion.
On October 21 of this year, around 5:45 p.m. on Warrake-Auchi Road in Edo North Senatorial District, an attack on the convoy of a well-known pastor from Auchi, Edo State resulted in the deaths of seven people, including three police inspectors.
One of the attackers who was captured by local members of vigilance organizations was shot as well.
“In 2017, after I spoke out against mass killings on a national level, some ministers called me to Abuja and told me to take this money and stop talking, Suleman recalled.
Take the money or you go by these two, they said while throwing an AK-47 weapon and a newspaper into the air (AK-47 rifle and newspaper).
“I told them I didn’t get what they were saying. They threatened to ensure that I would never again hold the microphone in this nation (Nigeria) if I didn’t do that (make the financial decision). Do not speak out.
I told them I didn’t know. After serving in Tanzania two days earlier, the general overseer of OFM flew back to Nigeria, where his wife and kids met him to board his bulletproof Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) for the trip to Auchi.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Auchi, Ayodele Suleiman, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), was ordered to be immediately withdrew and questioned by the departing Edo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, who is now an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG). He was then briefed at the state’s police headquarters in the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin.
According to the recently promoted AIG, one of the measures the command took in light of the circumstances surrounding the death of a gang member was to question Auchi’s DPO.
The alleged thieves turned over a Toyota Avensis with the Lagos license plate KRD 92 HU.
While asking for calm, Yaro made a commitment that the command would use all of its material and human resources to make sure that the attackers were brought to justice.
The police chief reiterated that security should be everyone’s concern and asked Edo citizens to immediately report any weird movement or unusual gathering within their area to the police and sister security agencies.
The assassination of the detained suspected assassin by a police officer, according to Apostle Suleman, was a cover-up. He urged Nigeria’s security leaders to guarantee a thorough investigation and careful prosecution to serve as a deterrence to other criminally inclined individuals.