Yusuf Isah, a suspect arrested in connection with the attack on Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has provided new details about the incident.
Isah, 32, admitted that the attack was planned to kill the cleric.
The suspect, on the other hand, stated that he was not involved in the conversation or planning of the attack, and that it was orchestrated by other members of the gang.
According to reports, the suspect, a Kogi State native, was apprehended by police on Thursday.
In October 2022, gunmen assaulted the cleric’s convoy on the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State, killing six people, including three police officers.
Following his arrest, Isah told journalists that he and his gang mates pursued the preacher to the area where he was attacked with five AK 47 rifles.
“The plan was to assassinate him (Suleman).” I was not present during the conversation; Ilayasu and Labisca were.
“We charged at him with five AK-47 rifles.” “Labisca followed him from where he came to the point where we attacked him,” he explained.
The guy was found with five AK-47 firearms, two K2 rifles, and 180 rounds of live ammo, according to a police spokesman.
“Following an intensive investigation into the fatal attack on Apostle Johnson Suleman’s convoy along Benin-Auchi Road, in which six people, including three police personnel, were gruesomely murdered, FIB-IRT operatives on the trail of the assailants apprehended one Yusuf Isah, a native of Okene, Kogi State and a plumber, at Agbaraoluwa Phase 2 Ijoka
According to the FPRO, some of the rifles discovered with the suspect were taken from the three police officers murdered in the incident.