A senior lawyer, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has withdrawn as the lawyer to the alleged mistress to the founder of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, Stephanie Otobo.
Keyamo has sought to withdraw as counsel in the sex case between Otobo and Apostle Suleman.
Miss Otobo had alleged that Apostle Johnson Suleman was her secret lover who promised her marriage and later breached the promise.
The saga which broke in March last year saw the man of God firing back and suing Otobo and an online medium, one billion Naira each, at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos, Nigeria.
She had, after almost a year of accusations and counter accusations, shocked Nigerian on Saturday, January 27th, when she went to Apostle Suleman’s church in Auchi during the monthly Fire Night programme (an all night vigil programme) to confess before the mammoth crowd that she was used by “some powerful politicians and men of God” to destroy the character and reputation of Apostle Suleman.
Reacting to her confession in the church, Festus Keyamo’s Chambers had said, “We saw the video online on Saturday morning but we are yet to get any formal statement from Stephanie confirming or debunking the video.
“We are lawyers and we only act on our client’s instructions. So, we don’t have any comment on the matter.
“No comment, we are waiting to hear from our client first before we know the next line of action,”
But Vanguard has now quoted one of Kiyamo’s senior lawyers, Festus Afeiyadion, as saying, based on the videos that, “Stephanie Otobo, has released without informing (Festus Keyamo Chambers), (we)hands-off the case.”