IGP orders probe of Apostle Suleman for allegedly sleeping with pastor’s wife
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered an investigation of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with Pastor Faith Edeko, the wife of one of his pastors, Pastor Mike Davids.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Principal Staff Officer II to the Inspector-General of Police, ACP Iliya Doma and addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Garki, dated January 5, 2021.
The pastor had accused Apostle Suleman of threatening his life and blocking his access to his three children.
He posted three videos on Instagram wherein he accused Suleman of sleeping with his wife, Pastor Edeko, who heads the branch of Omega Fire Ministries in Utako, Abuja, and destroying his marriage.
IGP Adamu also ordered a probe into allegations of threatening Pastor Davids’ life and denying him access to his children.
Pastor Davids had written a petition to the Inspector General of Police through his lawyers, V. C. Ezenagu & Associates, seeking his intervention.
In response, the IGP ordered the Deputy Inspector-General of Police of Force Intelligence Bureau, in a letter, to initiate an investigation.
The letter, titled “Re: Criminal Petition Against Apostle Johnson Suleman for Enticement of a Married Woman; Adultery; Unlawful Criminal Restraint to Access Children and Threat to Life“, has reference number: CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.515/561.
The letter reads in part: “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 please.”
In the petition to the IGP sent by Davids, he narrated how he met Apostle Suleman in 2003 while he was in school.
He said they became close and he was later ordained as a pastor of Omega Fire Ministries on June 9, 2006 by Apostle Suleman where he served for more than 15 years before he left in 2019.
In the videos he posted on Instagram, the aggrieved pastor wept and told how he began a relationship with his wife in secondary school and how they courted for some 11 years before they finally got married.
He would later introduce his wife, then his fiancée, to Apostle Suleman in 2008.
According to him, the wife told him that Suleman was making romantic advances at her and even invited her to Reliance Hotel, Benin, which he ignored.
He said: “My wife was a staffer with NTA Iruekpen, so Apostle Suleman reached out to her that they will need her to build Celebration TV and Rhema for Living.
“She would have to shuttle between Osun State and Auchi.
“She came back from Auchi to Osun State and said she wanted to talk to me that her conscience was pricking her.
“I asked what was it and she said that while in Auchi, Apostle Suleman lodged her at Uyi Grand Hotel and he came there and slept with her.
“And the moment she said that, the first thing that came to my mind was my daughter.
“I asked where was Michelle when this happened and she said Michelle was on the bed, pushed aside and I asked, ‘You mean you slept with a man with my daughter on the bed?’
“I had to let it go because there was nobody I could tell and I couldn’t fight with Apostle Suleman… I forgave her but the amorous relationship continued.
“One thing I know is that my wife was hypnotised. This is not the woman I got married to, who I knew for 11 years.”
Davids called out to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastors David Oyedepo, Paul Enenche, Enoch Adeboye, and others, to intervene:
He said: “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.”
Reacting in a video, the wife, Pastor Edeko, denied all the allegations, describing them as cheap blackmail.
She noted that it was Davids that abandoned the marriage and refused to return home.
Apostle Suleman, on his part, is yet to issue an official statement accepting or debunking the allegation.