President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has at last broken his silence through his lawyers, in response to actress Halima Abubakar’s threats.
The Nollywood actress has been issuing series of threats on Instagram to the cleric who she claimed was her lover.
The 37-year-old who accused the Apostle of being ‘diabolic’ claimed she agreed to date him at the time because the cleric told her he had separated from his wife.
Halima who also dragged her colleague, Shan George into the saga, alleging that she became seriously sick after her affair with the Suleman went sour.
Responding to the allegations through his legal team, the cleric who had remained silent on his relationship with Halima threatened a defamation suit against her if she didn’t desist from tarnishing his image.
In a letter titled ‘Defamatory Statements Concerning Apostle Johnson Suleman; Notice to Cease and Desist’, dated September 28, 2022, Apostle Suleman warned the actress to discontinue her attacks on his personality or risk being dragged before the court of law.
The letter read:
“Dear Ms Halima Abubakar, Our client is an Apostle and Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire and Miracle Ministry International, with branches in all states of Nigeria and several countries of the world. By virtue of his Apostolic caling and reach he has several millions of followers who look up to him and his ministry for spiritual guidance and direction.
“It is our brief that you caused to be published malicious, defamatory and demeaning statements about our client in several micro-blog sites, chiefly Gistlover, and your Instagram handle halimabubakar, which have wider reach within Nigeria and the world.
“The statements, with their imputations, include the following; “Shan, you said you don’t thinkl am smart? lol ask sule. At your big age I’m glad gistlover sent that list. Thank you gistlover for calling me out. I for dey lie and lie for sule. Never. God bless you gistlover. But your list smal for real! Johnson try me.”
Suleman is not new to controversy. For several years, he has been facing allegations of sexual involvement with Canada-based singer Stephanie Otobo.
In July 2022, the cleric was in the news again after a blog claimed he had affair with some Nigerian actresses including Halima, Georgina Onuoha, Queen Nwokoye, Shan George, Iyabo Ojo, Angela Okorie, Vivian Metchie and Mercy Johnson.