In a massive, dramatic U-turn, Miss Stephanie Otobo, has apologised to founder of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, who she accused of impregnating and breaching a promise to marry her.
Otobo, in a confession video on the church Facebook page yesterday, declared she was sponsored by “very strong and powerful politicians and pastors” to defame the popular preacher.
In the video, which has gone viral on social media, she said: “They paid me a lot of money,” wiping tears from her eyes.
Suleman’s wife, Lizzy, in turn addressed the congregation, asking them to forgive Otobo, after confession of her sins.
A commentary by the church in the video on the dramatic confession, said: “The only offense he committed was to have intervened in the numerous heinous crimes against the Church of Christ around the Nation and became a Voice for the Gospel.
“What followed was a well – doctored drama to attack the reputation of this Golden Voice and seemingly reduce the volume of his voice even as more evils were planned against the Church.
“After all the evil efforts, the secret agendas, the heavily funded set-up and the unrelenting pursuits to snare an innocent man, they were futile.
“The master planner has finally vindicated his church and his servant.
“This is not only a victory for God’s Servant; it is a victory for the Body of Christ and The Church in Nigeria,” the post read.
Otobo’s counsel, Festus Keyamo, told an online newspaper Premium Times he could not confirm or deny the video.
“We saw the video online on Saturday morning but we are yet to get any formal statement from Stephanie confirming or debunking the video.
“We are lawyers and we only act on our client’s instructions. So, we don’t have any comment on the matter,” he said.
On what will become of the pending court case, he said: “No comment, we are waiting to hear from our client first before we know the next line of action.”
The actress who came from Canada said she accepted the proposal of the unnamed powerful politicians and pastors because she was assured it would help her career.
Last year, She accused Suleman of failing to keep a marriage promise made to her.
She filed a petition asking the police to investigate multiple allegations against the preacher.
Last November, the preacher also filed a defamation suit against her at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.
The hearing was stalled following the latter’s absence in court.
The presiding judge, Adedayo Oyebanji, adjourned the matter until February 7.