For few weeks now, there have been accusations and counter accusations
against Apostle Johnson Suleiman, which centered on infidelity and
squandering of his church funds on Nigerian actresses and some other
lady known as, Stephenie Otobo.
However, in an interview with Goldenpearlmedia, the
Founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry,
Warri, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin has said that Suleiman is
What do you make of the challenges Apostle Suleiman is going through?
his followers will also pass through same situation. They called Jesus
our father names. Some said He was using Beelzebub spirit to cast out
demons. It is not today that all these things started. These things
started in the days of old. It is one of those things. If we are
followers of Christ, these things must surely come to us. Not only him
but every Christian that is growing; you would have to prepare for these
It is getting worse by the day, a lot of people are coming out with different stories and evidences?
I will still tell you that those allegations are not true. A man of God
is a man of God. Though there are stories coming from different places.
Till tomorrow I will still say that it is not true. God is still backing
him up. But did you hear the one that the mother went to his church to
plead for forgiveness? The body of Christ is one. This is a battle
between Satan and God. Any Christian that doesn’t know this thing should
go and learn more. We have to pray and fast for our Apostle.
Have you spoken with him one on one ever since these things started?
Yes. I met him today when we boarded the same flight from Benin to
Lagos. I encouraged him. He is not even bothered. I asked him how he
feels with this kind of persecution. He said that these things must
follow us because we are people that are working in the body of Christ.
As far as you are coming up and you are destroying the kingdom of satan
through the name, Jesus Christ.
I saw this persecution and I told people that such a thing is coming
last year December cross over. I said this thing is coming up and we
have to be prayerful. Like my own case, there was an accident. I sent my
boys to my village to encourage secondary school students for inter
two weeks ago. They went with my Hillux vehicle and on their way back,
the vehicle somersaulted thrice and it was raining but glory be to God
that nobody was injured.
Now, if something bad had happened to them, I would have been called
names. People would say I sent them to my village, Ojobo to use them to
get more power or worse things because of the rapid growth of the
ministry. If you are a man of God and in the body of Christ you have to
pray for other men of God who are victims of situations as this.
You spoke about the prediction that some pastors will go through persecution, can you throw more light on it?
Yes, I said scandals are coming that we should pray. I have even told my
church to pray for me and I know God is in control. I said it will
happen, and everybody will hear it but God is in control. That is what I
told them. It is a scandal. I told them that. You can watch it. It is
there. I said it in November, December and Cross over. After the Sunday I
said it, on Monday, they accuse Suleman.
Did you tell Apostle Suleiman about the prediction?
I did not at that time, it was only now that we met that I told him.
When the thing started I did not because many atimes, we don’t talk
every second, every hour. We are always busy. Also, it is not everything
you see that you talk about. We Apostles, prophets and pastors cancel
Have you finally decided to hold a crusade in Lagos?
I held a meeting early last month with the partners of Mercy television.
We discussed. They are ready more than I do. Lagos is big. It’s a
country on its own. If you don’t prepare to enter this place, you will
not see any soul to win. I promise it will be in December. No date yet.
Based on what is happened to Apostle Suleman, what have you learnt from
it? How have you been able to guild your own territory to avoid such
The experience and what I have learnt from it is the same. We cannot
dodge it. No man of God can dodge it except you are not called. Look at
the histories of great men of God in Nigeria, you must hear these
stories. It is by prayer and God’s mercy. As you are growing, you should
prepare yourself for that. Anything can happen. That is why I advise
our colleagues in the vineyard of God to pray for our other colleagues. I
have read about many of these men of God. They have been accused of
different things. Those things are from the kingdom of darkness. We live
by God’s grace.
Should apostle Suleiman forgive Stephanie Otobo?
I told him and he said that he is a human being that if God can forgive, then who is he not to.
That is what I told my people one day that it is not by deliverance that
this Stephanie needs to go through. It is by going to the man of God to
plead for forgiveness before any man of God will now pray for her and
everything will go well.