It has been revealed that the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN played a significant role in making sure that embattled man of God, Apostle Johnson Suleman got released by the Department of State Services over inciting comments ascribed to him.
It was gathered that the Chairman of CAN in the Northern states and Abuja Rev. Yakubu Pam, was the Christian leader responsible for the peaceful negotiations between the DSS and the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Minstries, reports Vanguard.
It is worthwhile to note that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, had earlier called the Northern CAN boss intimating him of their intention to arrest the preacher over a recent controversial statement credited to him.
An undisclosed source revealed that Rev. Pam struck a bargain with the IG to give the church sometime to intervene and handle the matter in such a way to avoid heating up an already charged atmosphere with particular reference to the upheavals in Southern Kaduna but the DSS surprised both men when a day after the said discussion it moved to arrest the cleric in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The negotiation was supposed to involve the Northern CAN chairman and the National President of PFN, Rev. Omobude, but the DSS’ attempt to arrest Apostle Suleman in Ado Ekiti which has let loose the avalanche of protests across the country cut short the meeting becoming a reality.
However, the Northern CAN boss was able to successfully diffuse the situation by intimating the DSS boss of the steps put in place to address his reported hate speech.