Sex Scandal: Fayose defends Apostle Suleman

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and Apostle Johnson Suleman
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and Apostle Johnson Suleman

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has risen in defence of the embattled founder of the Omega Fire Ministry, Johnson Suleman, saying the allegations of adultery against him by a Canada-based Nigerian, Stephanie Otobo, was a product of a “high level conspiracy.”

Apostle Suleman as he his fondly called, has been embroiled in a sex scandal, following Ms. Otobo’s allegations that she had sexual relationship with the married, outspoken cleric.

Ms. Otobo has since called for police investigation accusing the cleric of deceptively making her lose a pregnancy she had for him.

Mr. Suleman has consistently denied the allegations, saying it was a witch hunt following his comments against the killing of Christians by herdsmen in Kaduna State.

In a statement on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the Ekiti governor claimed that there was a conspiracy against Mr. Suleiman which was meant to silence his critical and principled voice of truth and dissent in a nation fast becoming a one-party state.

“This was the same way they tried to drag the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye in the mud,” Mr. Fayose, a critic of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, said.

“The whole world was aghast at how they insulted and ridiculed the highly-revered RCCG General Overseer. But for the outcry from all over the world, they almost bundled out Pastor Adeboye from his position as RCCG General Overseer and could have even arrested the General Overseer of Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo.

“I stand by Apostle Suleiman and other men of God being directly or indirectly persecuted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) cabal.”

The governor alleged that there were plans to destroy the church by challenging every vocal, principled, and popular Christian cleric one after the other.

He charged the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and other Christian bodies to speak out against the “orchestrated attempt to destroy the Church and respected Church leaders in Nigeria.”

He also called for the arrest and prosecution of herdsmen involved in killings across the country.

“Should it not interest Nigerians and the international community that up till today, none of those herdsmen that killed thousands of Nigerians in Benue, Enugu, Delta, Ogun, Plateau and Kaduna States have been arrested?” Fayose said.

“Even those arrested in connection with the murder of an Abuja-based female pastor, Eunice Elisha, have been released.”

Mr. Fayose said he wondered why all the adultery allegations and blackmail against Mr. Suleman surfaced only after he spoke against the killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna and his subsequent encounter with the State Security Services, SSS.

“Anyone who has a case against any man of God should swear an oath, proceed to the law court and face the rigours, rather than engage in media trial and character assassination, which have become the hallmark of this administration,” he said.

Mr. Fayose, who has in the past prevented the arrest of Mr. Suleman, also asked his supporters to declare their support for the cleric.


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  • Shahokaya

    Association of toto lickers. I wonder why it took loquacious Fayose a week to come out in defense of his runaway cash dashing refugee freind.

    • Charles

      Your contribution stinks to the high heaven, hope your brain don’t stink as well

    • Grit Harrison

      Your Comment show how deprive your mind is and how badly you need salvation.Do you have kids,or friends,i bet you show them this comment of yours and they applaud you. Fayose or no Fayose,we know Apostle Sulieman is Innocent of this and one billion of you can not tarnish his image

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  • Charles

    Why do you think he is on the wrong side please substantiate your claim, I will be waiting to hear from you.

    • primus

      Because he loves everything negative.

      • Grit Harrison

        If he praise PMB then that make him on the good side or if he pull down a
        Vocal Christian that make him on the right Side? It take a man to stand
        alone,we have so many men that are woman,so if Fayose or FFK or
        Sulieman stand alone,that make them the Man .We need men not cowards

  • Kallah Bature

    Little wonder.Fayose defending Suleiman.They always say birds of the same feather flock together.

    • Grit Harrison

      so in retrospect Gov El Rufai paying Fulani Herdsmen make him birds of the feather according to you.We know were this blackmail is coming from

      • Julius

        Who is blackmailing who ? I should hope that you all know that’s illegal and you should sue who is blackmailing you , Fayose, the fake pastor and his mumu followers. Head to court and stop lying. Remember that he called the police on the girls not for blackmail.

  • John Abayomi

    Idiotic governor, why are you (Mr Governor) so senseless and trying to drag RCCG Adeboys into another Pastor Sex scandal? why are you trying this cheap diversionary tactics? honestly I don’t know why and how Ekiti ended up with this type of riff-raff as governor

    • Grit Harrison

      Because that is the pattern of the battle against the Church,real spiritual sensitive Christians are not fool,the Bible said:Be not ignorance of the devices of the enemy. Blackmail,use all means to silence the Church.Majority of you guys that want to pull down Apostle Sulieman,if you have been this outspoken when Christians were slaughter and are still been slaughter in Southern Kaduna and other places then your moral stand would have reach high even. But for the fight for human life is nothing to you but you come here daily to attack any critic of the government or any one who say you can’t kill Christians like fowl

      • John Abayomi

        Bro if someone have got accusations to answer, he should answer to it, don’t use that silly line of Southern Kaduna here, the killings in Southern Kaduna has been condemed by all well meaning Nigerians/individuals, christian and muslims alike so leave that jor.
        Fayose is a corrupt noise maker, the accused pastor need to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the accussations against him are false simple!

  • OmoLasgidi

    When and if does this thug govern his state? Any reasonable person should condemn this clown by trying to mix a personal, domestic issue with Government and inciting religious sentiments!
    Who appointed him the public defender of “God’s of Men”? It is equally sad when these so called “leaders” are so immature and decisively seek to divide using self-seeking methods?

  • Grit Harrison

    one thing that is clear is that thousand oppositions can’t stop the light of God on Suleiman, his being blackmail is clear to us and we do not buy into all the campaign by Muslims and feeble minded who are all bent on humiliating the Name of Christ. As Christians we are immune to this blackmail because Jesus Himself was attacked on all sides.A popular Movie was written Called the Da Vince Code to insult and Humiliate Christ but that did nothing to Glory or Saving Grace. Why is it that all of a sudden the Muslim youths have found their voices, yes majority of the Pull Down Apostle Sulieman comment is from you guys,well we are not deceive we know what we are up against,our weapons are not carnal,they are mighty through God to pull than stronghold. I question: if the said Otobo have all this allegations in solid evidence why not approach the Court to file a case against Sulieman, we have seen this pattern before,Late Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa of Blessed memory was thrown all this kind of stuffs for standing for Christians in his time,we see an Idahosa in Sulieman, bring it on, God is able to defend his own.

    • Danladee

      Please stop this sentiment!! If Johnson Suleman believes he didn’t do all that was said by Otobo, let him take her to court. Did he or did he not stashed her accounts with money? Did he licked her pussy? Is his penis not of average? Did he impregnated her? Did he prefers threesome? Did he slept with her in different hotels in and outside the country? Did he travelled with her to New York, Napoli and other places? If these are all false, then let him sue her with facts. But he will not, because he knows these are verifiable and he will be shamed the more. Stop this foolishness that some people are out to humiliate Suleman and destroy the church. Nobody is out to destroy any church on this matter. Abeg!!!

    • The prophet

      The so called apostle has destroyed himself. He should take a legal action against the lady, keyamo and Sahara reporters to prove his innocence.

      • George

        What is the Apostle sin here?

        I don’t understand he slept with a matured lady, for example, not by rape, which your emirs and animals in Muslim uniform do without any accuse so why this man own is different.

        Because he is a Christian, yes, but only person he own an apologize is his wife and God himself.

        He commit no crime against any human laws so why all these noise.

        • The prophet

          Your reply shows your personalty and what adultery is to you. He owe apologies to his congregation and followers.

  • Grit Harrison

    If he praise PMB then that make him on the good side or if he pull down a
    Vocal Christian that make him on the right Side? It take a man to stand
    alone,we have so many men that are woman,so if Fayose or FFK or
    Sulieman stand alone,that make them the Man

  • Julius

    Smdh, here goes Otile friend defending the indefensible again ! He will fund his legal bills as well..

  • Bashir Danyaro

    Birds of the same feather always flock together !!! Simple

  • George

    SULEMAN commit no sin here and whoever have anything against him to find something else to do.

    What is the Apostle sin here?

    I don’t understand he slept with a matured lady, for example, not by rape, which your emirs and animals in Muslim uniform do without any accuse so why this man own is different.

    Because he is a Christian, yes, but only person he own an apologize is his wife and God himself.

    He commit no crime against any human laws so why all these noise.