Two Nollywood stars, Leo Mezi and Georgina Onuoha, have rallied to Apostle Johnson Suleman’s defence claiming the embattled pastor, who is enmeshed in multiple sex scandal is not an adulterous man.
The duo in a separate Instagram posts, stuck up for Apostle Suleman who they say has helped lot of Nollywood stars, and called on their colleagues to rally behind him.
In his post captioned: Not one Million Stephanie Otobos will Stop Apostle Suleman, Mezie wrote: “I have been reading different stories from different medium on Apostle (Suleman) and one Stephanie Otobo and the different comments. Some people were even saying why will apostle send money to someone he has never met. My heart bleeds because apostle (Suleman) never met me before he helped me.
“I have never heard of him or met him before and immediately he heard my story he verified it and contacted me. This is a man I have never seen or heard of and he sent me N8million to settle my medical bills in UK. He was also constantly checking on me and even sent members of his church in UK to always check up on me – Pastor Ejiro and Pastor Daniella Williams to mention but a few. Immediately I returned I went to see him to thank him. So saying why must he send money to someone he hasn’t seen doesn’t make sense.
“Note, the apostle (Suleman) I know and I’ve met several times doesn’t travel alone, he goes with a large entourage anywhere he goes in the word.
Secondly, Apostle (Suleman) is so proud of his family and his wife in particular is a sermon in his mouth.
“Thirdly, apostle (Suleman) maybe friendly and extremely jovial but will never ever take indecent pictures of himself or with anybody as this Stephenie Otobo is claiming.
“Fourthly, his generosity and act of giving will not kill him or put him in trouble not one million Stephanie Otobos will stop him because it is his call to service. I Leo mezie is a benefactor of it! Finally, I will rather not curse Stephanie Otobo but I will pray for her that the good Lord will show her mercy in Jesus name Amen.”
In her own post on her Instagram, actress Georgina Onuoha among others said people should judge the Auchi-born pastor only after they confessed their sins.
She wrote, “Before you come embarrass yourself on my write up, think twice!! And give me evidence showing that you are without sin and confess yours publicly first on my page. So be warned!! It is time for Nigerian media and blogs to have some decorum.
“I am still waiting for Nigerian bloggers to carry this story but I’m yet to see. Only God who lives in secret place, sees things done secretly. Leo Mezie was almost dead from failed kidney, Apostle Johnson saved his life by giving him 8 million naira according to Leo without knowing him.
“The majority of our colleagues Male and Female are benefactors of this man’s goodness and kindness. Go through his events and videos you will see almost all of Nollywood around him. He is known for blessing actors with cars and starting a business for them. He is a friend to the majority of us plus including me.
“The majority of Nollywood players travel to his events home and abroad, people stuck him in towns and hotels wherever he lodges to preach or pray asking for prayers and help. He has supported the majority of us. Seeing all these makes my heart bleed.” No man is perfect. We live in a world where it is easy to make and break people and have angry mobs clap because they feel entertained. It is sad!! Let any of you that have not sinned be the first to cast a stone at him and his ministry. Do we know what our priests, prophets, pastors, Imam, and numerous spiritual leaders do? Most of us don’t even know what our significant others do right under our nose, yet we laugh, curse and feel entertained at other people’s pain and difficult moments. May almighty God grant us and this nation Wisdom. My people perish for lack of wisdom. Jesus, we adore was called names, because he kept the company of Mary Magdalena known as a prostitute guess what? She was the first to see him after his resurrection.
“Where are all the Nollywood benefactors of this preacher? Males and Females, old stars and upcoming ones? We all see your pictures with him.. You all are now radio silence? May God have mercy on us all. May God heal all involved in this. Before condemning him publicly, please confess your sins publicly on my page first.”
Apostle Suleman was accused by a Nigerian singer based in Canada of committing multiple adulteries with her, and several others including actress Danielle Okeke.
The controversial pastor reportedly bought $76,000 brand-new Mercedes-Benz 450 GL for the actress in 2016, and registered it in his name.