Ministries Worldwide, made several monetary deposits into the Nigerian
account of Stephanie Otobo, his alleged lover has emerged.
SaharaReporters has obtained a statement of bank account which showed
that in the period between June 1st and December 31, 2015, Apostle
Suleman made direct deposits totaling at least N2million into Ms.
Otobo’s account as their romantic relationship blossomed.
The first deposit of N900,000 was deposited on July 22, 2015, followed
by a smaller deposit of N200,000k on September 2, 2016. A week later on
September 14, while she was visiting Nigeria, Mr. Suleman deposited
N1million into her account.
In November 2015, Apostle Suleman appeared to have changed the manner of depositing funds into
the account, turning to using other people. On November 4, one Adewunmi TO made a web-based deposit into the account.
Towards the end of 2015, another person, Gbenga Adegbadebo acting on Apostle Suleman’s behalf, made three deposits:
- N340,000 on November 10;
- N238,000 on November 24;
- and N170,000 on December 10.
Ms. Otobo also alleges Mr. Adegbadebo, a Nigerian based in Canada was a
conduit through which Suleman sent hard currencies to her in Canada as
Mr. Adegbadebo runs an unorthodox “money remittance company ” between
Nigeria and Canada.
Ms. Otobo also said that she did an HIV test in October 2016 in Canada
when she got pregnant for Apostle Suleman with the aim of showing that
she was HIV-free as she began stooling blood. She supplied the medical
record to SaharaReporters.
Apostle Suleman, refusing to acknowledge his relationship with Ms.
Otobo, used the police to have her arrested, detained and tortured
before she was charged to court for extortion and terrorism.
Mr. Suleman also reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against
SaharaReporters. As one of his prayers, Apostle Suleman is said to be
asking a Lagos court to issue an injunction stopping SaharaReporters
from further publishing anything on him relating to his adulterous
SaharaReporters says they are yet to be notified of the lawsuit, if any.
Mr. Suleman had also threatened to sue Festus Keyamo, whose Lagos
chambers is representing Ms. Otobo, for N1 billion.