Within the hour of his presence in the Abuja Head office of the Department of State Services, DSS, General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman was set free and asked to sin no more.
He had been invited by the DSS for allegedly making inciting statements against Fulani herdsmen during a service in his Auchi, Edo State Church a fortnight ago before men of the security agency trailed him to a service in Ekiti State and almost succeeded in arresting him there but for the swift intervention of the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Sources say he was cautioned by the DSS from making inflammatory statements and asked to be vigilant at all times considering the testy times in the country.
Suleman who had addressed journalists before his appearance at the DSS office had said his invitation by the DSS was in order.
He said “I presume the right thing was done. They have been in touch with me to come and that is why I am in Abuja, so that I can see them.”
He however said his recent statement considered fiery and security threat was based on information from a reliable source that herdsmen were coming to attack him.
“I was talking in my personal capacity on information from a reliable source that certain people in the capacity of herdsmen were coming to attack me and I told the people around me that if it happens they should defend themselves.”