Police were reluctant to go after my attackers — Apostle Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has accused the police of being reluctant to apprehend those who attacked him last year.

Suleman was attacked in October 2022 along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State. Six persons, including three policemen, were killed in the process.

Reacting to the arrest of one of the suspects Yusuf Isah, who was paraded by the police on Thursday, Suleman told his congregants that the police would have done nothing if he did not insist justice must be done.

“October there was an attempt, you all saw the attempt, and when the attempt came I told myself I wasn’t going to rest till we get them arrested,” he said.

“I started with a group of officers, they were not fast so I moved to the next group, they were not fast, and I moved to another set, you see now, police are taking the credit for something that someone mobilized them to do. 

“If I wasn’t serious they won’t get those guys, they can take the credit, it is fine but I said I was going to pursue them and find them, they were deadly guys. They don’t use phone calls, they use telegram, so to track them was a little bit difficult. The guy you saw in the video is a sniper. 

“They caught him in Akure. You will be shocked that we caught him two months ago, you are just hearing it now. We were using him to get all the information we needed to get.”


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The cleric added that the group who attacked him was also involved in kidnapping.

He alleged that they “were the group that attacked the mother of the Kogi State governor as well.”

Suleman noted that “six of them are from Kogi State, one is a Fulani.”

The clergyman said some persons on social media accused him of using those who died during the October attack for rituals.

“Some said I arranged it with my children inside. They spent 4 million to do charm before they attacked me. He (the suspect) said a lot but I don’t know why they were squeezing the video. It’s ok. All I want is justice.

“For five years people have come for me, I kept quiet. But this time, you come for me, I will pursue you. I have told our team, everybody that has come out to accuse me, open a case on them, all of them. From 2017 till now, we are going to two courts, one is the court of man, the other is the court of God,” he said.