The Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) worldwide has debunked a claim by one Pastor Sunday Adelaja that its General Overseer, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has backed off in his resolve to pursue legally the case of character assassination against his person by a YouTuber, Israel Goodnews Balogun.
Balogun had been invited by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for criminally defaming and cyber stalking Apostle Suleman based on the ministrations the cleric held in Atlanta, United States, and Auchi, Edo State, where worshippers showed their phones to testify to receiving miracle credit alerts in their bank accounts.
In a YouTube video posted to discredit Suleman and the crusade, Balogun had called the man of God unprintable names while he also derogatorily refered to him as “a pulpit bandit”.
In his Facebook post during the week, Pastor Sunday Adelaja had claimed that Apostle Suleman “blamed the holy spirit and refused to appear in court”, adding that all the OFM founder needed was for Israel Balogun to “just tender an apology but instead he got too many lawyers involved”.
This Adelaja’s claim the OFM said is “a big lie”, as no such statement emanated from either the OFM or Apostle Suleman. The OFM insisted on going ahead with the case legally and to a logical conclusion.
“We are going ahead. Adelaja is a liar. Apostle Suleman never made such a statement as posted by Sunday (Adelaja) on his Facebook page,” says a statement made available by OFM on Saturday.
Barrister Samuel Amune, a legal counsel to Apostle Suleman, said he had only written to Balogun to recant his statements and apologise for using derogatory remarks against his client, adding that Apostle Suleman never said what Adelaja alleged in his Facebook post.