‘Charging Suleman And Oyedepo To Court Will Only cause Crisis’
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has warned the Department of State Services against alleged plan to detain and subsequent charging to court of the General Overseer of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
The governor also alleged that there were plans to invite and charge the General Overseer of the Winners Chapel Ministry, Bishop David Oyedepo, on Wednesday alongside Suleman for incitement and attempts to cause public disorder.
Fayose, in the early hours of Wednesday prevented the operatives of the DSS from arresting Suleman when they stormed his hotel room in Ado Ekiti.
The pastor, who was in Ekiti for a two-day crusade that began on Tuesday, was alleged to have been preaching against Islamising Nigeria and asked members of his church in Auchi, Edo State to resist the killings by criminals suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, who he alleged of targeting Christians for decimation.
He had been reportedly invited by the DSS and is billed to appear on Monday.
Reacting to the development on Sunday, Fayose said the plans to humiliate these men of God and as well silence them to create fear in other people that may speak against heinous crime against humanity being daily committed by criminals would be counter-productive.
He wondered why killer herdsmen were being shielded by the Federal Government that would rather persecute those speaking against them.
The governor advised the government and the DSS not to go ahead with these plans as it would heat up the national peaceful coexistence.
He said, “No herdsman or mastermind of the Kaduna killing has been brought to justice till date.
“The federal government should pay attention to the economy they destroyed and revamp it and safe Nigerians of the hunger ravaging the land.”