A twist was added to the controversy surrounding the alleged failed marriage proposal by Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to a Canada-based Nigerian singer, Miss Stephanie Otobo.
Stephanie’s father, Rev. Benson Otobo, yesterday denied the alleged premarriage introduction between his daughter and Apostle Suleman at the family house. Earlier, Stephanie had demanded N500 million from the pastor for allegedly reneging on the promise to marry her.
The father, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said nothing could be far from the truth as Apostle Suleman had never been to his compound and did not know his house.
When asked to clarify the authenticity of the alleged introduction between the pastor and his daughter, Otobo responded: “Not at all. Apostle Suleiman does not even know where I live.” He also disclosed that he had called Apostle Suleman to distance himself from his daughter’s misconduct.
Otobo added that he was not surprised at her daughter’s conduct because she picked up the bad character while growing up with her mother in Sapele, Delta State, after he divorced her about 30 years ago.
He said he ended the marriage with Stephanie’s mother because she was unfaithful. Otobo also disclosed that he is no longer in good terms with his daughter following a disagreement that broke out between them about two months ago over the nude pictures he saw on her WhatsApp platform. He said: “I was shocked to hear this thing just yesterday.
I’m not part of it at all. Even that my daughter, as I speak, we are at loggerheads because two months ago, I saw her picture on the internet, through her WhatsApp.
“I had a shout with her on the way she dressed and I saw her with tattoo and all that, I now advised her that ‘look, why are you dressing like this, you need to dress decently even on WhatsApp’.
“She flared at me, calling me names, telling me I’m not serving God and different kinds of things I cannot even reveal to you now. “She insulted me and told me that from that day on, I was not her father anymore and that I should just forget about her for life.
“If a daughter is telling her father that, I don’t know why I would be involved in anything that concerns her. I’m not aware of all these things that she’s talking about; not at all.
“Her mother is in Sapele. And it’s going to 30 years now that I divorced her mother, when these children were even young because of her unfaithfulness. “She grew up with the mother. She was very young when I divorced her mother. What is happening now is like mother, like daughter.”