Wife of senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministry, Mrs. Lizy Suleiman, has in a new video defended her husband over the alleged sex scandal involving him and a lady, identified as Stephanie Otobo.
Mrs. Suleiman, who described the purported photos of her husband published online as fake, said her husband’s alleged persecution was the handiwork of the powers that be in the political circles.
She said: “Since the day my husband said they should stop the killing of Christians, those who are not happy with that statement are doing everything possible to pull down the lord’s anointed.
“I don’t like media appearance but for the purpose of clarity, I have to speak. I have known my husband for the past 19 years and if you are living with a man who is promiscuous or adulterous, you will know, especially if you are an intelligent woman. I have to appear like this to address this because it is a woman-to-woman talk.
“I have heard all kinds of rubbish and the nonsense this lady has been talking about that has gone viral on the Internet. My marriage is the target and it is so unfortunate. For the 19 years that I am married to my husband, even while we were courting, we had never had any issue over any woman.
“For all the pictures that have been released, you can release more but it will never replace the picture of my husband in my heart.
“As you can, those pictures were photo-shopped. By the grace of God, I am a trained journalist, a mass communicator. Nigerians are so gullible because they believe everything.”
Meanwhile, Pastor Suleiman in a series of tweets on Monday night, wrote: “You hear stories and you laugh. Very poor job. We know where certain stories come from, every voice has an invoice. The church is standing tall.
“Just saw the picture… they could have used a more presentable lady… Nigeria(n) politicians and comedy”.
However, in a related development, counsel to Ms. Otobo has denied a certain press release credited to their client wherein she debunked all the claims she purportedly made against Apostle Suleiman.
Reacting to the alleged press release in a chat with online portal, Premium Times, yesterday, Uchenna Moneke of Festus Keyamo chambers, said: “It is all mere propaganda from the church. Stephanie did not retract the evidence or statement.
‘’The church tried to rope in terrorism allegations but the court could not find any correlation between the case and terrorism. Stephanie has not reneged on her words, she still stands by what she said and the case is currently in the court of law.”
Ms. Otobo had accused the clergyman of impregnating her, adding that he breached his promise to marry her.