Police Release YouTube User Detained For Exposing Apostle Suleman’s Money Miracle Scam

The Nigeria Police Force Force has launched a Youtuber, Israel Balogun, who was earlier detained for exposing a cash miracle ‘session’ carried out by Apostle Johnson Suleman, founding father of Omega Fire Ministries.

The police had via a letter dated third August 2021 with reference No. CR: 3000/×/FHQ/SEB/ABJ//T3/VOL.3 signed by ACP Y.Y Abubakar, Special Enquiry Bureau, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, had invited the 38-year-old for interrogation on Wednesday however detained him, after being given stringent bail circumstances.

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Balogun had handed the evening in police custody however his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, whereas addressing the press on Thursday in Abuja, introduced his launch after his detention for over 24 hours.

The Youtuber was additionally seen beside the lawyer throughout an handle streamed on Facebook.

“Finally, we have Mr Israel Balogun here with us. He has just been released from the custody of the FCIID in Abuja over the petition filed by Apostle Johnson Suleman. He had petitioned the police and got him (Balogun) arrested over alleged cyber-stalking and defamation,” the lawyer stated.

“He spent the night in custody which was unnecessary.”

Balogun had, in one in all his movies on Wholeness African Initiative, condemned a miracle service organised by Suleman the place the cleric was heard telling members that he would command angels to drop cash into the financial institution accounts of those that consider.

The programmes had been held in Edo, Nigeria and Atlanta, the United States, in June and July, 2021 respectively.

In response, Suleman’s solicitors despatched a letter dated twenty seventh July to Balogun demanding a retraction of the posts (video and write-ups) alongside a written apology to the minister.

They said that Balogun’s motion was a case of defamation of character towards Apostle Suleman whose church, Omega Fire Ministries has members in 52 international locations of the world.

In the letter, Balogun’s statements had been described as “hate speech, cybercrime terrorism, unsubstantiated and threat to his (Suleman’s) social and religious image.”

They said explicitly that failure to do as requested will entice a full lawsuit towards Balogun.

The video of the controversial programme reveals Suleman saying, “The Holy Ghost just whispered to me, I’m going to pray and make declarations, after that you will check your account.”

Another voice said, “Papa (a time period utilized by church members for Suleman), there’s a miracle alert right here, she simply obtained her alert of $1,000.”

Suleman said again, “Miracle alert, as you get it, run right here. Angels start to place cash in your account.”

In his analysis that has now brought about threats, Balogun had said, “Apostle Suleman is destroying the gospel of God, why would a person start by telling individuals there shall be miracle cash of their accounts, you might be utilizing the identify of Christ to do Miracle or Magic?

“This will not be the gospel, this man stood within the midst of the individuals, within the church in Atlanta and in his church in Nigeria asking individuals to carry out their telephones and there could be miracle cash of their account. You should not fold your arms and permit such a factor to proceed, Nigerian Christian leaders should dissociate themselves from one thing like this, they have to inform the world that they’re by no means a part of the gospel that this man is preaching.

“This will not be Christ, this isn’t Christianity, that is voodoo, that is magic, this isn’t from God and it could possibly by no means be from God. God doesn’t deposit cash in individuals’s accounts, angels don’t share cash. It is both this man has some individuals behind the scenes who’ve pre-collected individuals’s financial institution particulars, who don’t even know they needed to make use of it for something.”

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