The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OMF), Apostle Johnson Suleman, says although Sahara Reporters owned by detained Omoyele Sowore, mocked his prophecy on the arrest of a presidential aspirant in Nigeria, the pro-democracy activist should be released.
Naija News recalls that the cleric released 50 prophecies on Monday night, December 31st during the cross over service into 2019, with one of the prophecies stating that a presidential aspirant will be arrested.
“A presidential aspirant to be arrested,” number twenty-one of Apostle Suleman’s prophecy released on New Year’s Day, read.
A fact check by Naija News shows that Sowore, who was the flagbearer of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 presidential election, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Narrating Sowore’s arrest in a social media post, his driver, who refused to disclose his identity, said Sowore was picked up in a “Gestapo manner” by the DSS.
“At around past 1 am, the armed men knocked on the door. I noticed immediately that these knocks were strange. And didn’t open. I looked and I saw men armed to the teeth,” he wrote.
“They started forcing their way in like armed robbers. But I knew they were DSS men, knowing fully well the attention RevolutionNow has garnered. Sowore wanted to open at first but I immediately told him who they are. He retreated and like magic, he was not in the room when they forced their way in- 8 of them.
“That was when he managed to tweet. By this time, I had been beaten and handcuffed. Phones were snatched from me. An order to block all exits came from the leader when Sowore was not found inside. He was later arrested at the gym in a Gestapo manner and dragged after a bit altercation,” Sowore’s driver added.
Reacting to Sowore’s arrest, Apostle Suleman who recalled how Sowore’s online platform, Sahara Reporters ridiculed his prophecy, however, called on the government to release the pro-democracy activist.
“I mentioned this as the 21st prophecy for the year..the same man whose website insulted and mocked the prophecy is detained..the govt should release him..the killer herdsmen walk free and you detain a man who is unarmed. wrong,” Apostle Suleman tweeted.
I mentioned this as the 21st prophecy for the year..the same man whose website insulted and mocked the prophecy is detained..the govt should release him..the killer herdsmen walk free and you detain a man who is unarmed.wrong.. pic.twitter.com/Qp3npfJCzm
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) August 5, 2019