Why We Cannot investyigate Apostle Suleman – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday, March 17, said it will not investigate allegation of misconduct against the founder of Omega Fire Ministries Apostle Johnson Suleman.
A top official of CAN who spoke to Punch said the association only focuses on denominational issues and not personal ones.
Stephanie Otobo, an alleged mistress of Apostle Suleman had accused the man of God of having illicit affairs with her.
Otobo in various interviews has also said that Suleman had at many times threatened her over the allegations she leveled on him.
But reacting to the request by a Christian group that CAN should investigate Otobo’s allegation, the association has said that CAN provides an umbrella for Christain domination.
A source within the association said: “This issue has to do with individuals, ethics and morals. So it is the denomination that Suleman directly subscribes to that should look into it and not CAN.”
“The CAN cannot be involved. What is happening is not an official issue. It is a personal issue. The man has denied the allegations made by the lady, but she insists and we are told that their lawyers and the appropriate authorities are already involved. If it was a matter that had to do with the church now, we would have waded into it.
You will be aware that when the man was being harassed because of what he preached and said, CAN stepped in. We declared our position on that but this other matter is a little bit complex.
“If CAN comes out to say the man is being persecuted because he is a Christian, people might say that we are defending what is not defendable, and that the matter is immoral. Also, we don’t have an investigative department that deals with that in CAN.
But if he is with the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, then the body can investigate the matter. CAN is an umbrella body for denominational blocs and not for individual Christians per se.”
However, Suleman in a recent reaction accused the governor of Kaduna state Nasir el-Rufi of his travails.
He said el-Rufai alongside other strong politicians are using Otobo to ruin his reputation as a man of God.

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