Drama As Fayose Storms Hotel, Foils DSS Attempt To Arrest Apostle Suleiman
There was mild drama in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital Tuesday night where the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, was being held hostage in his hotel by operatives of the Nigerian secret police, the State Security Services, SSS, also known as DSS.
Apostle Suleiman, a vocal critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime’s handling of the Fulani herdsmen militia killings in the country, was holding a two-day crusade in Ado Ekiti, when news began to spread that the DSS planned to pick him up at the crusade ground.
When the cleric returned to his room at Midas Hotel on Iworoko Road after ministering at the event, men of the DSS arrived in three Hilux vans and laid siege on the hotel with the intent of leaving with the prominent Christian cleric.
According to Suleiman, the operatives of the DSS were trying to break into the room where he was staying. But when a crowd of worshipers began to assemble at the hotel, they ceased the operation.
The governor, “stormed Midas Hotel to rescue Apostle Johnson Suleiman who was to be arrested by the DSS for speaking against Fulani herdsmen killing in Nigeria” Lere Olayinka,” a media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, wrote on Facebook.
“Armed men of the DSS came in three Hilux vans and were laying siege on the hotel before the governor stormed the hotel,” he continued.
“Governor Fayose drove himself to the hotel and moved the man of God to the Government House.”
Fayose arrived at the hotel at about 1am on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 and left with the cleric.
“It was the crowd that scared them,” the apostle explained to a journalist at the Government House.
“But the truth I want to pass out, if anything… If I spend a day with the security operatives, I have churches in 42 countries and I have alerted them,” Apostle Suleiman threatened.
“Every Nigerian embassy in those countries will be in trouble.
“If I spend one day with security operatives, the damage that will happen to Nigeria will take one year to repair.”