Apostle Suleman sues Pastor Davids for N5bn over alleged libel

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Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Ministries has instituted legal actions against a former pastor of his church, Mike Davids, who accused him of sleeping with his wife.

Davids had in a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, last month alleged that Apostle Suleman slept with his wife, Faith Edko, in Uyi Hotel, Auchi, Edo State.

He also alleged that the pastor was threatening his life and denied him access to his three children.

However, Apostle Suleman, through his legal team, led by Osa Director Esq, for Osa Director And Co, is launching a N5bn suit at the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, against David for “conspiracy to blackmail and defamation of character.”

In a statement to journalists on Friday, the cleric, through his legal team, also disclosed that the IGP Mohammed Adamu has, in a suit with Number: FHC/ABJ/CS/115/2021, approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to arrest Pastor Davids over a petition of alleged blackmail, defamation and threat to Apostle Suleman.

The statement partly read, “It has come to our knowledge that one Mike David has purportedly filed a lawsuit against our client, Apostle Johnson Suleman and seeking two billion naira as damages for alleged interference in his marriage which has since been dissolved a few years ago.

“We are yet to be served with any court process. However, our client has refrained from joining issues with the said Mike David as his utterances are mere hallucinations of a man on the fringes of lunacy and desperation to survive.

“For the record, Mike David was a pastor in our client”s church but expelled since 2018 for acts inimical to the body of Christ.

“In short, he has been boasting that he will bring down Apostle Suleman and Omega Fire Ministries down, of which our client has audio and video evidence to expose his threats and blackmail. The matter was reported to the Nigerian Police Force.

“Consequently, the Inspector General of Police has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja in suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/115/2021 seeking the arrest and detention of the said Mike David.

“Also, Apostle Suleman is instituting a lawsuit against Mike David at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja seeking Five Billion Naira damages for conspiracy to blackmail and defamation of character.”

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