Pastor Sues Apostle Suleman For N2bn Over ‘Unlawful Interference’ In His Marriage
Former Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries International, Mike Davids, has sued the General Overseer of the church, Apostle Johnson Suleman, and the worship center for N2bn, for unlawfully interfering in his marriage.
It would be recalled that Davids last week accused Apostle Suleman of committing adultery with his wife, Pastor Faith Edeko, who now heads Utako, Abuja branch of the church.
He alleged that the Apostle is threatening his life and has denied him access to his three children.
Davids then wrote a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, calling for a probe into the matter, which the IGP, according to the ThePunch, ordered. However, the Apostle denied being investigated.
In latest development, the publication stated that Davids on Thursday filed an action in Pet/041/2021 before the court, accusing Apostle Suleman of destroying his home and preventing him from seeing his three children.
In the petition for decree of restitution of conjugal rights, the petitioner stated that he married his wife pursuant to Section 24 of the Marriage Act at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Ekpoma, on December 6, 2008 by virtue of which only a High Court can annul.
Among other things, Davids is seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining Apostle Suleman, the church and their agents from gaining access or relating with his wife and three children.
He is also seeking, “an award of punitive and exemplary damages in the sum of N2bn against the defendants for unlawful interference with the claimant’s contract of marriage and the cost of N2m being the cost of prosecuting this action before this honourable court.”
Meanwhile, both Apostle Suleman and Pastor Edeko have denied Davids’ allegations.
Edeko dismissed the claims by her estranged husband, describing the allegation as an attempt to blackmail Suleman.
She adding that it was the petitioner that abandoned the marriage and when her relatives reached out to him, he refused to return home.
Edeko said the ordeal affected her health and she even contemplated suicide but her son stopped her from going ahead with it.