The church, in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by the Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu, also expressed doubts about Stephanie’s new claim of being born again, “coming on the heels of the fresh suit instituted by her against Apostle Suleman in Canada, the smear campaign and threat to unveil nude pictures confirming her tryst with the senior pastor”.
Shaibu particularly pointed out the several lacuna in the statement announcing Miss Otobo’s new status as a born again Christian, noting that the Canada based-stripper must provide answers to some salient questions before she could be believed.
Part of the statement read thus: “After besmirching the reputation of a man that she has never physically met, Stephanie Otobo, who filed a suit for $5 million against Apostle Johnson Suleiman in a Canadian court in abuse of court process, now claims she is born again and wants to put the whole saga behind her and forget the matter and withdraw the case?”
“Not so fast. Where are the explosive incontrovertible evidence she, Festus Keyamo and their team of jeer leaders promised Nigerians? Where are the travel documents she promised to reveal? Where are the nude pictures she claimed to have?
“The 33 year old officially 23 year old girl, who made history by being the only woman to miscarry a baby from her backside, rather than her front side (as she claimed) now wants to forgive and forget?
“Her father called her a liar, her mother called her a liar, her best friend said she was a blackmailer and when given the chance to prove them all wrong she suddenly becomes born again?
“No! We refuse to accept that. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. He who comes to the Lord must come with contrition.
“Psalm 51:17 says “a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” Contrition requires remorse and confession. If Stephanie Otobo is indeed born again, we welcome it, but we need to see proof of that and the proof is her confession that she lied or her provision of proof that she did not.
“This girl, who has undermined the faith of many through her lies wants to get acceptance without doing penance for an act of wickedness motivated by finance!
“A girl who lied that she had her marriage introduction in the apostles office should be honest enough to do her damage control in the office of the court where she filed her suit by providing supporting proof rather than this suspicious handing it over to the Lord when the time came for her to have her day in court.”
“Apostle Johnson Suleman has refused to be blackmailed and his refusal has frustrated his accuser and her sponsors who now hope that this issue will die a natural death but you cannot play with The Lord’s servant and now go to Him without first confessing”.
The spokesman asked Nigerians and Christian community worldwide to be weary of the new claim of Stephanie Otobo, warning that she may be up to mischief and seeking new victims to blackmail.