Apostle Suleman to appear with 30 lawyers before DSS



Apostle Johnson Suleman will on Monday, January 30 honour the Department of State Services (DSS) invitation over his recent alleged inciting comments that Christians should defend themselves against attacks by Fulani herdsmen with 30 lawyers.

According to a report by Punch, the cleric is expected to tell the DSS how President Muhammadu Buhari would face impeachment threats and how Abuja would experience major fire explosion as contained in his predictions.

A security source also told the newspaper that the man of God will give an insight into his prediction that “Buhari will be bereaved in 2017” and that the President’s “health needs attention.”

The security agency is also expected to drill him on his prediction that “Forces in Aso Rock are planning to poison current First Lady (Aisha Buhari).”

The security source said most of the actions and predictions of the prophet could destabilise the country.

Already, the Christian body in Nigeria has condemned the invitation of the preacher stating that the government is turning the country into a police state.

“Suleman will be appearing before the DSS with about 30 lawyers because we believe that his persecution has become politicised,” a source was quoted.

Also commenting, the clerics Communications Adviser, Mr Phrank Shaibu, said he would appear before the DSS on Monday.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that he (Suleman) was officially invited and as a law-abiding citizen, he will honour the DSS invitation on Monday. The invitation, though ludicrous and an afterthought, is a welcome development,” he said.

Also reacting, former Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence Sunday Ola Makinde, warned that Nigeria should not be turned to a “police state.”

“He should be law-abiding, let him go and face the DSS. Let us see if they will detain him and they will detain so many religious leaders in Abuja.

“Nigeria is greater than any religion and Nigeria is greater than anybody. The DSS should watch it. If they like, let me be the next victim. What is annoying them is that Suleman converted from Islam to Christianity.

“Self-defence is permissible; they slapped our first cheek. They slapped the second cheek and we have no other cheek to turn for them. We may therefore resort to self-defence because this thing is becoming intolerable,” he said.

The invitation is coming four days after Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State foiled attempts by the DSS to arrest Suleman in his Hotel room at Ado-Ekiti.