The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has claimed that assassins were sent after him after he rejected, in Abuja, a bag of money that was offered to him by unnamed ministers, who were not comfortable with his condemnation of killings in Nigeria.
Suleman made the claim in a 50-second video watched by our reporter in Benin yesterday.
The popular Auchi, Edo State based cleric’s convoy was attacked at 5:45 p.m. on October 21 this year on Warrake-Auchi Road in Edo North Senatorial District, leading to the killing of seven persons, including three police inspectors.
One of the attackers who was arrested by vigilance groups’ members in the area was also shot dead by a policeman.
Suleman said: “In 2017, some ministers called me to Abuja after I spoke against the killings on a national scale, and they sat me down, threw a bag of money, and they said to me, take this and shut up.
“They threw out an AK-47 (rifle), they threw out a newspaper, and they said take the money or you go by these two (AK-47 rifle and newspaper).
“I told them that I did not understand what they meant. They said if I did not do that (make the choice of money), in the next one year, we would make sure that in this country (Nigeria), you would not hold the microphone again. Keep your mouth shut.
“I said to them I never knew what I said was actually a big deal, now I want to start talking. I said if you wanted to come for me, please you were very free to bother yourselves, because I would keep talking, and I kept on speaking.”
Source: The Nation
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