Mike Davids, a former pastor at Omega Fire Ministry, has filed a N2 billion lawsuit against Apostle Johnson Suleman, the church’s founder and the ministry, for alleged unlawful interference in his marriage.
Davids had sparked controversy on social media recently after he accused Suleman of sleeping with Faith Edeko, his wife, who currently heads the Abuja branch of the ministry in Utako.
He had also accused the clergyman of threatening his life and denying him access to his three children in a petition addressed to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP).
The IGP was said to have ordered a probe of Suleman over the matter at the time — a claim the cleric dismissed.
But in a petition — Pet/041/2021 — before the court on Thursday, Davids accused Suleman of destroying his home and also barring him from seeing his kids.
In the petition for a decree of restitution of conjugal rights, Davids noted that he tied the knot with his wife in line with provisions of Section 24 of the Marriage Act at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Ekpoma, on December 6, 2008.
He, therefore, argued in the petition that his marriage to Edeko can only be annulled by a high court.
Davids prayed the court for “an award of punitive and exemplary damages in the sum of N2bn against the defendants for unlawful interference with the claimant’s contract of marriage and the cost of N2m being the cost of prosecuting this action before this honourable court.”
He also demanded, among other things, an order of perpetual injunction restraining Suleman, the church, and their agents from gaining access or relating with his wife and three children.