General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has given an update about the attack on his convoy by gunmen along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State last year.
The attack resulted in the death of six individuals, including three police officers.
After about a year of the attack, the cleric revealed those behind the attack to his congregation.
The cleric said an unidentified police officer who has confessed to his crimes was allegedly the mastermind of last year’s attack on his convoy.
According to Premium Times, the cleric, in a live broadcast posted on the Facebook page of Omega Fire Ministries on 2 September 2023,, narrated how the mastermind of the attack, who he claims is a police officer, confessed to plotting the incident.
Apostle Suleman, in the live broadcast, claimed that an unnamed police officer had narrated in a post on his (Suleman) social media page how he (the officer) had deployed officers to the cleric, and how they all died under mysterious circumstances.
The who cleric said, “I have never met the guy (the police officer) in my life,” however noted that he told the Nigerian police he would tell his congregation about the unidentified police officer.
While explaining how the mastermind police officer plotted the attack, Suleman noted that no police officer attached to his convoy had died before, but one of those policemen who died in the attack last year “sold us out.”
Recounting what happened before the attack, the cleric said, the plan was for the police officer who sold them out to drive him on that faithful day so that when the gunmen attacked, they would run out of the vehicle and leave him to die in the hands of the shooters.
However, on that faithful day of the attack, God had ministered to him to drive by himself, and that was how the whole plan backfired.
He stated, “The plan was that he (unnamed officer) should drive, and I will be seated. When they (gunmen) started shooting, he would open the car and run out.
“I took the (car) key, and when I did that, he bent his head.
“He (the unnamed officer) was the first to be wasted.”
The cleric furthermore disclosed that he informed the Nigerian police and the officer who confessed to masterminding the attack had been arrested.
The Apostle said before his arrest, the officer apologised, but he refused it, telling him to make the apology public.
“You defamed me in public, go and make the apology in public,” the cleric told the officer.
Meanwhile, when the platform contacted the police spokesperson in Edo State, Chidi Nwabuzor, he said he wouldn’t respond to the allegation because the cleric didn’t mention the name of the accused police officer.
Nwabuzor said, “The matter is with the Force Criminal Investigation Department.”
Also, the Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, did not respond to calls and a text message seeking his reaction.