In his response, Suleiman in a statement by his Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, obtained
by THE PUNCH in Abuja, said there was no amorous relationship between
the said Otobo and himself, including a promise to marry her.
According to Shaibu, the lady was allegedly arrested by operatives
acting on a tip off that the she had repeatedly tried to blackmail
Suleman, including demanding N500 million from him, failing which she
threatened to expose a purported amorous relationship between her and
human rights lawyer, defended his client, Stephanie Otobo, thus:
“She has been rendered
incommunicado, after the news broke of her alleged affair with him.”
Keyamo said Suleman is a “liar” for saying Stephanie was a stripper and that he sent her money just to help her stop prostitution.
He claimed Stephanie was given something to drink to terminate her
pregnancy. Keyamo said she has been taken to an unknown destination and
might be forced to retract her statement.
“As I speak with you, this morning they have gotten so angry that the
media carried the story. They have kept her incommunicado. They drove my
lawyers from her this morning. They have taken her to an unknown
destination. We just hope they don’t kill her just to protect the so called man of God.
“There are so many women who have been abused by this so called men of
God. They are paying the media here and there just to bury the story. As
I speak with you now, my lawyers cannot get access to her. I am in
Abuja right now. They have kept her incommunicado and we shall issue a
statement to this effect soon,” Keyamo said.
Speaking further, Keyamo said she is at Alagbon with the police. Asked
if she can provide a test result showing she was indeed pregnant, he
said “She lost the pregnancy. They gave her a substance to drink and she
bled everything out. Google her. She is a big lady in Canada. She is
a singer and an artiste. She is not an easy person. All these attempts
to paint her as a prostitute is a lie. She has a stage name. This girl
is a well known girl in Canada…
before this man of God tried to mess her up now. Whatever it is, we will
release a statement. She is ready for this battle and we are ready as
well. I think they want to force her to
retract her statement and force her to say something else and that is
why they have kept her incommunicado.”
Asked to react to insinuations that the allegations might be a ploy from
some people who are not happy with Suleman for speaking out against
herdsmen, Keyamo said;
“Is it propaganda that made him to be sending millions into her account? I
am sure you have seen his press statement where he was abusing me. He
said actually he was sending her money to encourage her to stop
prostitution. So she is the only worshipper you have in the whole world
to be sending millions into her account?”
To support the claims, Stephanie released a screenshot of her last video chat with the Apostle.
"Apostle Suleiman is trying to kill!" – Stephanie Otobo denies signing any document refuting claims that she knows the #OmegaMinistries pastor #ApostleSuleimanSexScandal PART 3 A post shared by YNaija (@ynaija) on Mar 6, 2017 at 9:15am PST
: "I'm supposed to have a video shoot today w/ Timaya and Apostle Suleiman had me arrested since Friday" – Stephanie Otobo narrates her ordeal #ApostleSuleimanSexScandal PART 1 A post shared by YNaija (@ynaija) on Mar 6, 2017 at 8:53am PST