Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in the early morning on Wednesday, foiled an attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries World wide in Ado Ekiti, Vanguardngr reports.
The Pastor recently ordered his church members to kill any Fulani herdsman they see. The Pastor who was in Ado Ekiti for a two-day crusade that was also attended by Fayose was trailed to his hotel room by the operatives of the DSS, who almost forced their way to his room but were resisted by security men of the hotel that insisted to know their mission. .
The Pastor was alerted and he called Governor Fayose who personally led a rescue mission to prevent the arrest of the Pastor and took him to safety. The Pastor who narrated his ordeal around 2am said, “I came to Ado Ekiti for a crusade. But I had a premonition that I was being trailed after I preached that Christians should retaliate any attack or killings by the Fulani herdsmen. .
These Fulani headmen had turned many Christians to orphans and widowers but the time has come to protect ourselves. When the men of DSS came in the middle of the night I knew their mission and I had to call the Governor because if they arrest me, they will put this country in fire.”
Governor Fayose, who expressed surprise that a man of God was been trailed to be arrested by the men of DSS said, he expected the security operatives to invite him if they have any issue with him instead of arresting him in the dead of the night.
He said, “Are Christians and Moslems under different dispensation of the rule of law? We are not in a fascist state, FG must learn to respect the rights of Nigerians and freedom of expression.
This is unacceptable, We are in a democracy and Nigerians should warn the Presidency against putting this country on fire because religion is an emotional thing.”