The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has refused to investigate the sex scandal involving the founder of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleiman by Otobo who accused Suleiman of illegal procurement of abortion, threat to life, and attempted murder, following which a Christian group, Concerned Christians, called on CAN to investigate the allegations.
However, The CAN source explained to the public the reason for their disengagement in such case as it noted that what is happening is not an official issue but its a personal issue. The source also stated that CAN provides an umbrella for Christian denominations and it is a bridge between the church and the nation, not between individuals. This issue has to do with individuals, ethics and morals. So it is the denomination that Suleman directly subscribes to that should look into it and not CAN;
“If CAN comes out to say the man is being persecuted because he is a Christian, people might say that we are defending what is not defendable, and that the matter is immoral. Also, we don’t have an investigative department that deals with that in CAN. But if he is with the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, then the body can investigate the matter. CAN is an umbrella body for denominational blocs and not for individual Christians per se.”
Many others including Ekiti state Governor Fayose is strongly against the arrest of the man of God.