The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, for allegedly sleeping with a female minister in his church.
The order comes after a former cleric in the church, Mike Davids, filed a petition that Suleman allegedly slept with his wife, Faith Edeko, who currently heads the branch of Omega Fire Ministries in Utako, Abuja.
In the petition, written by V.C. Ezenagu & Associates, Davids also accused Suleman of threatening his life and denying him access to his three children.
The IGP’s directive was contained in a letter dated January 5, and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Garki, Abuja.
The letter was signed by Iliya Doma, the principal staff officer II to the IGP.
“I attach herewith a copy of a letter dated December 30, 2020 with its attachments received from V.C Ezenagu & Associates on the above underlined subject. The Inspector-General of Police directs that you treat. Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards,” the letter read in part.
In the petition, Davids said he met Suleman while in school with the pair eventually becoming very close friends.
He said Suleman later ordain him a pastor in his church on June 9, 2006, adding that he served for over 15 years before he eventually left the church in 2019.
To buttress his point, Davids attached his pastoral certificate as well as license number 125 to the petition.
Davids also shared three videos on his social media pages wherein he bared lurid details of his allegations against Suleman.
According to the petitioner, trouble started when Suleman was planning to set up a gospel television station and had requested the assistance of his wife who was a broadcaster with National Television Authority (NTA) at the time.
He said it was during one of his wife’s visits to his place that the “clergyman slept with her,” explaining that his marriage has collapsed since then.
“Apostle Suleman has given her a branch of the church in Utako, Abuja, to head without permission. I am calling on Pastor David Oyedepo, Pastor Paul Enenche, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Margaret Idahosa, CAN, PFN.
“Apostle Suleman has damaged my life. I have not seen my wife and children for two years and Apostle Suleman says if I ever go near them, he will have me taken out. I have a video where he said he will make me disappear. I don’t want to lose my life,” Davids said in the videos.
Reacting via a video, Edeko dismissed the claims by the petitioner, describing such as an attempt to blackmail Suleman.
Apostle Suleman has also not responded to the allegations.
This is not the first time the 49-year-old clergyman will make the headlines over sex-related allegations.
Suleman was embroiled in a heated controversy in March 2017, after Stephanie Otobo, a Canada-based singer accused him of having sexual relations with her.
Otobo, however, later retracted the allegations before Suleiman’s congregation in Auchi, Edo State, stating that she was “heavily paid” by powerful Nigerian politicians and some pastors to blackmail the apostle.