The Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) of the Nigeria Police Force has detained a blogger and vlogger, Mr. Israel Goodnews Balogun for criticising the founding father of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman over the cleric’s declare that he commanded angels to deposit cash within the financial institution accounts of some members of his congregation.
Counsel for Balogun, Barrister Inibehe Effiong disclosed this on Wednesday shortly after he accompanied Balogun to the FCIID at Area 10, Garki, Abuja over a petition written towards him by Suleman on alleged legal defamation and cyberstalking.
Balogun, in a video, had debunked the claims made by Suleman that he commanded angels to deposit cash within the financial institution accounts of some worshippers in Auchi, Edo State, and Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
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But talking on the detention of his shopper, Inibehe mentioned, “Following an invitation by the police, I reported with my client today at the FCIID where we spent nearly ten (10) hours with the investigation team.
“My shopper was admitted to bail late however on very stringent circumstances, to wit: that he has to supply a degree 14 civil servant or above who ought to deposit both his final promotion letter or a letter of introduction and a second surety who ought to have a certificates of occupancy (C of O) or be a businessman with a certificates of incorporation issued by the CAC.
“We successfully produced a retired civil servant who also has a C of O and also produced a level 13 civil servant who had a copy of his last promotion letter and his official identity card.
“However, the police insisted that the civil servant should give them a letter of introduction along with his final promotion letter. On this foundation, my shopper who honoured the invitation with out compulsion was thrown into the cell to spend the night time.”
The human rights lawyer said he had made efforts to ensure the release of his client on Thursday.
He lamented the stringent bail conditions given by the police which he said were usually set for serious offences like murder, kidnapping, and terrorism.
“Apostle Suleman is but to current his miracle cash angels. We hope that the police will ask him to take action as a part of their investigation for the reason that Nigeria Police Force has deemed the ludicrous claims by Apostle Suleman value investigating and detaining a citizen for,” he added.