By Concise News correspondents
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has cautioned the Department of State Services (DSS) against what he believes is a planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide.
The governor also warned against an alleged attempt to detain the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide International (Winners’ Chapel International), Bishop David Oyedepo, saying it is an indirect invitation to religious crisis in the country.
Fayose alleged that: “There is a plan to charge Apostle Suleiman and Bishop Oyedepo for incitement and attempt to cause public disorder on Friday, and make sure that they are not granted bail and remanded in Kuje Prison perpetually.”
The Ekiti governor further stated that this plan was to humiliate the men of God and silence them to create fear in other people that may want to speak against what he called heinous crime against humanity being committed daily.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said the DSS should inform Nigerians how many of the Fulani herdsmen that killed thousands of Nigerians have been arrested before going after Nigerians who merely expressed their frustration over failure of the government to protect them.
The statement further read: “Even though the DSS has allowed commonsense to prevail by properly inviting Apostle Suleiman as against the gestapo manner with which the service attempted to abduct him last week Wednesday, it is still questionable that the DSS is more interested in a man who threatened to defend himself against any attack by Fulani herdsmen rather than those herdsmen that murdered thousands of Nigerians.”
Governor Fayose maintained that; “If the DSS had acted swiftly like it is doing on Apostle Suleiman so-called inciting comments when people were being killed by herdsmen across the country, so many lives would have been saved.”
Produce herdsmen you offered money, Suleman tells El-Rufai
Meanwhile, Apostle Johnson Suleman has asked the Federal Government to compel Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to produce Fulani herdsmen to whom money was paid so as to disabuse the minds of Nigerians that Christians are not the target of President Buhari’s administration.
The cleric made this known in a statement by his Communications Adviser in Abuja.
He said failure to compel El-Rufai to produce the herdsmen who purportedly collected money from the Kaduna State Government is an indication of the insincerity of this administration.