The founder of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Suleiman Johnson has challenged Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar to go to court to prove her allegations against him.
In 2022, Abubakar, on several occasions accused the controversial cleric of reneging on his promise to marry her.
She also said he was behind an undisclosed life-threatening ailment that had plagued her for years.
In October 2022, the preacher, through his legal representatives, Ephesus Lex Attorneys & Solicitors, brought Abubakar before Justice. J. Enobie Obanor of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in the Abuja Judicial Division.
In the suit before Justice Enobie Obanor, the clergy requested that the court order the defendant to apologise for her false claims and that the actress pay for the removal of all links and the publication of the defamatory statements on all internet platforms.
Suleman further asked for a permanent injunction prohibiting her from publishing the defamatory comments in the future and N1 billion in aggravated and exemplary damages for libel.
He also requested that the actress be ordered to pay N20 million in legal expenses.
When the case was due for hearing, neither the actress nor her counsel appeared before the Honourable Court.
Seven months after instituting a N1 billion lawsuit against Halima Abubakar, Apostle Suleman Johnson is set to press and establish their client’s claims for damages against Abubakar whom they described as
the queen of social media’s pity.
A statement signed by Abdul Mahmud, Counsel to Apostle Suleiman says that the goal is to secure justice for his client who has been unjustly attacked, scurrilously maligned and criminally defamed by an actress whose sinister intention is to blackmail our client for monetary gains.
Mr Mahmud further stated that he will “expose her lies “and show that she is unwilling to subject her pack of lies and unfounded claims to judicial scrutiny, hence her refusal to file her defence against the lawsuit of our client and or to enter an appearance before the court.
“We are ready to open and close our client’s case during the two days the Honourable Court has in its judicious powers allocated to our client in its docket,” he said.
Interestingly, Ms Abubakar, who announced her exit from the movie industry on October 22, is yet to respond to any of the cleric’s court threats.