– Apostle Johnson Suleiman has permitted the chamber of Olayiwola Afolabi & Co to take legal action against the DSS for attempting to arrest him
– The lead counsel of the company, Olayiwola Afolabi, describes the action of the DSS as a Luciferic attack on a harmless, innocent and trustworthy citizen
– Spokesperson for the OFM, Dr. Sule Emmanuel, says the government has failed to protect people from rampaging herdsmen
The Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) has criticised the government for attempting to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman.
The head of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has threatened to drag the Department of State Services (DSS) to court for allegedly attempting to arrest him in Ado Ekiti.
The threat by the fiery preacher to sue the DSS follows an alleged failed attempt by the secret police to arrest the pastor on Wednesday, January 25 at a hotel in Ekiti state.
But the operatives were stopped from detaining the preacher by Governor Ayodele Fayose who led a rescue mission to the hotel forcing the operatives to flee the scene.
The plan by Suleiman to sue the DSS was disclosed on Thursday, January 26, by the chamber of Olayiwola Afolabi & Co.
The law firm said it had the permission of Suleiman to take legal action against the DSS claiming “exemplary damages for its politically motivated moves against our client.”
The lead counsel of the company, Olayiwola Afolabi in company with William Usman, described the action of the DSS as “a Luciferic attack on a harmless, innocent and trustworthy citizen.”
Similarly, the director of media, OFM, Dr. Sule Emmanuel and coordinator, legal team, Samuel Amune flayed the government for attempting to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman.
He said: “Suleiman was forced to call on Christians to defend themselves against these killers since the spate of killings, rather than abate, had been on the rise. Interestingly, the call by the man of God now became the focus of the Nigerian government, despite the fact that it evidently had failed to protect her people. It is now determined to exploit the instruments of the state to go after the man of God.”
Meanwhile, Governor Ayo Fayose has warned the federal government to be careful with the way it handles issues of religion in the country in order to avoid religious crisis.
Fayose said attempt by armed men of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide in Ado Ekiti would have caused serious trouble.
Speaking through his special assistant on public communications and new media Lere Olayinka, the chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum, accused the federal government of indirectly supporting attack on Christians and other Muslim sects like the Shi’ites.