In reacting to to the recent convoy attack, Apostle Johnson Suleman has alleged foul play by the police after one of the gunmen who opened fire on him was quickly shot to death.
Mr Suleman, a controversial preacher who leads Omega Fire Ministry International, escaped death by the whiskers when suspected assassins opened fire on his convoy in Auchi, Edo State. Seven of his aides including four police escorts were gunned down in the attack.
Sharing a video of a dead man lying in a car in a tweet on Friday night, Mr Suleman accused Nigeria police of killing one of his assailants caught to “cover up.”
“Lies. They weren’t kidnappers. He was caught and handed over and the police killed him immediately,” Mr Suleman said.
“Why? Why killing him on the spot?. Who is trying to cover up traces?” The cleric asked.
Mr Suleman’s lawyer, Abdul Mahmud, in several updates on the incident on Twitter stated that brave vigilantes operating in the area apprehended one of the assailants “interrogated and extracted valuable information from him before handing him over to the DPO Auchi who was called to effect formal arrest.
“Then, the most shocking thing happened…”
The Divisional Police Officer identified as Ayodele Sulaiman reportedly shot the suspect. immediately.
Mr Suleman in a video claimed he knows those behind the attack but will not mention their names.
The preacher, who had just returned from a mission in Tanzania, explained that the gunmen fired shots directly at the bullet-proof vehicle conveying him and his family, but he survived with his wife and children.