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How We Monitored, Planned To Kill Apostle Suleman – Ex-Convict Reveals | READ DETAILS


How We Monitored, Planned To Kill Apostle Suleman – Ex-Convict Reveals | READ DETAILS

A prime suspect in the October 2022 failed assassination attempt on Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, has revealed how he and his gang trailed the cleric to the spot where he was attacked.

ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER had reported that the suspect, a 32-year-old Yusuf Isah was paraded on Thursday in Abuja.

Speaking to newsmen, Isah admitted to being a member of the gang who attacked the convoy of Apostle Suleman along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State and killed six persons, including three policemen.

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According to Isah, one of the gang members identified as Labisca, trailed the Suleman to the point where he was attacked with five AK 47 rifles.

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“The attack on him (Suleman) was to assassinate him. I was not part of the discussion; Ilayasu and Labisca were the ones involved in the discussion.

“We attacked him with five AK 47 rifles. Labisca trailed him from where he was coming from to the point where we attacked him.”

Speaking earlier, the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said operatives of the Intelligence Rapid Team arrested Isah following an intensive investigation.



Adejobi stated that five AK 47 riffles, two K2 rifles and 180 live ammunition were recovered from the suspect adding that some of the rifles found with the suspect were snatched from the three policemen killed during the attack.

“Following an intensive investigation into the fatal attack on the convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman along Benin-Auchi Road wherein six people, including three police personnel, were gruesomely murdered, operatives of FIB-IRT on the trail of the assailants apprehended one Yusuf Isah, a native of Okene, Kogi State and a plumber, at Agbaraoluwa Phase 2 Ijoka, Akure, Ondo State and recovered five AK 47 rifles, two K2 assault rifles, 180 live ammunition and four suspected IEDs found in his apartment,” Adejobi said.

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He said the suspect confessed that the gang abducted an oil magnate and a businessman for whom N70m and N2m were respectively paid for their freedom.

Adejobi added, “The suspect confessed that he joined the vicious gang in 2021 after he was freed from Olokuta Correctional Centre where he was on remand since 2019 for alleged involvement in armed robbery.

“The group specialises in kidnapping for ransom and has carried out about four kidnapping operations between 2021 and 2023, including the attack on the convoy of the cleric before the gang was eventually busted by the police.

“The suspect confessed that the gang was responsible for the kidnap of a popular oil dealer at Jetu, Auchi in 2022, where they obtained a ransom of about N70m before his release. The gang equally carried out the kidnapping of a businessman along the Benin-Agbor Expressway in 2022 and collected N20m as ransom from the victim’s family.”

He, however, said two members of the seven-man gang were gunned down in separate encounters with the police, adding that efforts are ongoing to apprehend other suspects who are still at large.

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