Apostle Johnson Suleiman has reacted to allegation of adultery, harassment and instigating a pregnancy abortion with Stephanie Otobo, a woman purported to his estranged mistress. Otobo, a Canadian returnee and singer, was said to have dated the pastor and had been promised marriage by him. The pastor, a report claimed, told Otobo he wanted her to have male children for him before they fell apart. But Apostle Suleiman denied all the allegations made by Otobo’s lawyer, Festus Keyamo. In his petition, Otobo claimed the lady was arrested and had been languishing in detention on the orders of Apostle Suleiman, who is allegedly desperate to cover his tracks. Keyamo claimed that Otobo was picked up by heavily armed policemen from Federal Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, on March 3. The arrest had occurred while she was trying to withdraw money sent to her by Apostle Suleiman.
However, Apostle Suleiman has issued a rebuttal. Phrank Shaibu, communications manager to Suleiman, called Otobo a serial blackmailer and stripper. Suleiman denied he ordered the police to detain Otobo.
“Let me place it on record that, the lady in question is a self-confessed stripper in a nite club in Canada, who like thousands of people that seek help from Apostle Johnson Suleman, called to pretentiously convey her intentions to embrace Christ and also needed financial help to keep body and soul as she no longer had a means of livelihood after quitting as a stripper “, Shaibu stated.
“Does Keyamo or his serial blackmailing client have pictures of the visit by Apostle Suleiman or his representatives to her parents? In any case, how could such a relationship have existed when Apostle and the said lady have never met physically? How could he have made a promise of a house and a lifestyle comparable to what she has in Canada when he has never been to her house or seen her physically as to have an idea of her living standards?” he asked.
The pastor said Keyamo and Otobo mental state should be examined. He also accused of “trying to engage in a proxy war on behalf of some unknown agents who had become irritated by Apostle’s stand on national issues.”