By Philips Sunday
Abuja, (AN24) – The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman will today, Monday, January 30, appear before the Department of State Services (DSS) in its Abuja headquarters with thirty lawyers.
The fire brand pastor will appear before the secret police by 10 am today, his Spokesman, Phrank Shaibu told Punch.
Confirming the invitation, Shaibu said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that he (Suleman) was officially invited and as a law-abiding citizen, he will honour the DSS invitation on Monday,” PUNCH quoted Shaibu as saying.
“The invitation, though ludicrous and an afterthought, is a welcome development.”
The newspaper added that a source disclosed that Suleman had the intention of going to the office of the DSS with 30 lawyers.
“Suleman will be appearing before the DSS with about 30 lawyers because we believe that his persecution has become politicised,” the source reportedly said.
The DSS invited the Apostle after its bid to arrest him in Ekiti state was foiled by the state governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Recall that the agency had last week, trailed the Apostle to the hotel where he lodged after a crusade in Ekiti state, but Suleman quickly reached out to Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, who intervened on his behalf.
His botched arrest came few days after the fiery clergyman ordered his security aides to kill any Fulani herdsman that attempts to attack his church.
Reacting to the attempt to arrest Apostle Suleman, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) vowed to resist any plot to turn the country into a refugee camp for Christians.
“Treating ministers of God and our members as common criminals is unacceptable to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),” the association had said in a statement.