Political activist Omoyele Sowore has turned down an offer by Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries to stand as his surety.
Concise News understands that the federal government detained Sowore who is the Publisher of Sahara Reporters on account of his botched #RevolutionNow protest.
Sowore was arrested by the Department of State Services on August 2, 2019, for allegedly plotting to overthrow the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
He has been given bail conditions but has been unable to meet them leading Apostle Suleman to consider to stand as his surety.
“I’m really worried that nobody is ready to stand surety for Sowore,” Suleman had tweeted. “Yes, he has hurt a lot of people, me [sic] inclusive. But do we focus on that and let him rot where he is, even if he caused it? In a situation like this, what will Christ do? I’m ‘considering’ standing bail for him…”
Am really worried that nobody is ready to stand surety for @YeleSowore..yes he has hurt alot of people,me inclusive. But do we focus on that and let his rot where he is wvwn if he caused it in a situation like this what will christ do?.am 'considering' standing bail for him..
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) November 4, 2019
However, the legal team of Sowore, speaking through his lawyer Inibehe Effiong said Suleman’s offer would not be considered as he was not qualified to stand as a surety for the activist.
He added that in addition to Suleman not residing in Abuja, the duo has publicly clashed which means there is a conflict of interest.
“So, we are turning it down and we are not even considering it,” he told newsmen. “The way the Federal Government politicised the matter, made it difficult for the bail conditions to be met. But we are in the process of perfecting the bail.“
The activist via Sahara Reporters had alleged that Apostle Suleman was having an extra-marital affair with a lady called Stephanie Otobo.
Sowore was the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) during the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.