The Nigerian police Abuja have been accused of arresting pastor Israel Balogun over his comment on Apostle Johnson Suleman’s miracle money controversy.
Israel had taken to the Social Media, YouTube and Facebook to challenge a video in which Apostle Johnson Suleman was seen commanding angels to deposit money into the pockets, bags and bank accounts of his church members during a church programme at Auchi and Atlanta USA . After the prayers, many of the church members were seen going to the front of the altar to testify to receiving some money.
Following the release of the video on Celebration TV, a TV station for Omega Ministry owned by Apostle Suleman, Pastor Israel had reacted to the video by debunking and challenging the credibility and the veracity of the miracle. He also accused Apostle Suleman of practising magic.
After the post by Israel, Apostle Johnson Suleman through his lawyers asked him to pull down the post or be prosecuted. Israel was subsequently invited to the police headquarters from Lagos for interrogation. On getting to the police headquarters at Abuja on Wednesday 11th of August 2021, his lawyer alleged that he was arrested and detained.
According the press statement released by his lawyer, attempts to release him on bail was not possible because they could not meet the stringent bail requirements by the police. He said they were asked to present two sureties who must be civil servants of up to level 14.
He stated that by the end of the day, they couldn’t meet up with the bail requirements, hence his detention by the police force Criminal Investigation Department, FCID. He concluded that they would be going back tomorrow to perfect the bail.