The Omega Fire Ministry has issued a statement on the attempted arrest
of its founder, Apostle Johnson Suleiman in the early hours of this
morning. The statement was jointly issued by Dr. Sule Emmanuel, senior
pastor, OFM South Africa Churches and Director of Media (OFM Worldwide),
Barrister Samuel Amune Esq, Coordinator, OFM Legal Team Worldwide.
This is to inform the millions of followers and supporters of Apostle
Johnson Suleman all over the world that the man of God is very safe, and
that the attempted arrest by the Department of State Security on the
man of God on the instruction and orders of the President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was unsuccessful.
Over the last couple of months, thousands of defenseless Christians have
been killed across various cities in Nigeria, with nearly a thousand so
far killed in southern Kaduna alone. Shockingly, there has been no firm
statement or action by the Nigerian government to stop these
destruction of lives and properties neither has any one been arrested or
charge to court, largely because these senseless killings are been
perpetrated by kinsmen of the President. And because of the body
language of the President, these killings have progressively increased.
However, Apostle Johnson Suleman, in his love for Nigeria and as God’s
representative to the people, has refused to keep quiet about all these
immoral happenings, and he has continued to speak truth to people in
position of authority; calling on the government to do the needful, and
protect the citizens. Only recently, God’s servant, Apostle Johnson
Suleman was forced to call on Christians all over Nigeria to defend
themselves against these killers since the spate of killings has been on
the rise. Interestingly, the call by the man of God for the Christians
to take caution and defend themselves where necessary has become the
core focus of the Nigerian government, despite the fact that it has
evidently failed to protect her people. It is now determined to exploit
the instruments of the State to go after the man of God.
Typical of a tyrannical government, while the man of God was in Ekiti
State–Nigeria for a crusade which held at the Ekiti State Pavilion, the
government of President Buhari ordered two truck-load of fully armed DSS
officers to forcefully arrest the man of God, but the people and the
government of Ekiti-State overwhelmingly resisted the arrest.
Let it be on record that this assault occurred around 1am in the morning
of 25/01/2017. Apostle Johnson Suleman is not facing any corruption
charges neither is there any petition against him. The attempted arrest
being masterminded by the PRESIDENCY against him is unconstitutional,
morally wrong and procedurally defective.
This country was founded on the principles of equality before the law
and justice. There should be strict adherence to the Spirit and Letters
of our Constitution and nobody should be treated as a common criminal.
As the country belongs to every one of us irrespective of religion, sex
and social status.
By the way, the man of God in his prophecies for the year 2017 which he
issued before the end of 2016 had already informed the public how God
showed him that in 2017 the government of President Buhari will come
after him because of his stand against the policies and actions of the
government. But God is ever faithful to protect his Anointed from the
All over the world, no responsible government ever makes religious
leaders their object of attack, but they would rally round religious
leaders to see how to forestall any crisis and foster unity. History has
shown that when you make religious leaders objects of attack, the
repercussions are very grave.
Beyond just being an esteemed and
beloved preacher of the gospel, Apostle Johnson Suleman is a renowned
philanthropist and statesman. On a weekly basis, he sponsors widows,
jobless graduates and several Nigerians to start businesses and give
meaning to their lives, while also giving scholarships to countless
number of people to obtain university education.
All these self-sacrificing philanthropic gestures are not directly or
indirectly funded by the church, but directly from Apostle Johnson
Suleman’s private resources and from his several business interests.
Even with the present needless sufferings and hardship the present
government of President Buhari has plunged Nigerians into, Apostle
Johnson Suleman has remained undeterred and consistent in doing his best
in alleviating the sufferings of the people. While in Ekiti, he doled
out over One Million Naira to certain people who had various financial
challenges. These individuals were strangers to him, but because they
are fellow Nigerians, he considers them his brothers and sisters, and he
just had to do something to end their despair. This is the kind of good
heart the man of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has for his country and
We are hereby calling on the Nigerian government to put a stop to
senseless attacks on Christian leaders, especially Apostle Johnson
Suleman. These are leaders and beacons of hope whose integrity and
teachings have kept this country in unity and consistently given hope to
millions of Nigerians faced with hunger, neglect, abuse and
ill-treatment from the government they optimistically voted into power.
We will like to inform the government of Nigeria that Omega Fire
Ministry has numerous branches of her ministry in over 51 nations, (with
over 500,000 membership in Nigeria alone) and all our National churches
have been mandated to take our protest letter to the Nigerian Embassy
in all these nations, and to inform the government of the respective
nations of the despotic and tyrannical approach of the government of
President Buhari to Christians and Christian leaders in Nigeria. We also
make bold to say that we shall employ all means whatsoever legally
permissible to seek redress and defend ourselves and our Apostle should
the Presidency continue this senseless attack. It is unacceptable that
the killers of the people are not being arrested, but respected men of
God are made object of attacks by the institutions of government.
We like to unequivocally state that Apostle Johnson Suleman believes in
the progress and unity of Nigeria, and this will remain the core of all
his messages. However, no intimidation from the government will stop him
from speaking the truth to the government, and standing in defense of
We believe that the greater and brighter days of this country are very
close-by, and God in His judgment will surely displace the enemies of
his people, regardless of how highly placed they are.
Apostle Johnson Suleman will continue praying for the good of Nigeria, and for the Almighty God to guide her leaders’ right.
In conclusion, we use this medium to call on the government of President
Buhari to heed the call of all Nigerians, and step-up in his
leadership! Protect the people. Stop the mindless killings going on
daily in Nigeria. Stop the unwarranted persecution against the church,
the Christian community and the wanton destruction of churches. As
father of the nation, let your body language and your voice be visibly
heard as leader of a united Nigeria.
God bless Nigeria.”