Mike Davids, former pastor at Omega Fire Ministry, has apologized to Apostle Johnson Suleman, the church founder, who he earlier accused of sleeping with Faith Edeko, his wife.
In January, Davids had stirred controversy on social media after he alleged that Suleman committed adultery with Edeko, who currently heads the Abuja branch of the ministry in Utako.
He had also accused Suleman of threatening his life and denying him access to his three children.
Davids had further filed a N2 billion suit against the cleric for alleged unlawful interference in his marriage — a development that prompted Suleman to counter the suit with a N5 billion defamation suit at the Lagos high court, Ikeja.
But speaking in a now viral-video, Davids begged Suleman for forgiveness while describing him as his “father in the Lord”.
Amid the dust trailing his adultery claims, the pastor said he embarked on a “spiritual sojourn” during which he received “express instructions” from God to make peace with the clergyman.
Davids added that aside from the directive from God, he also considered interventions from various church leaders and well-meaning Nigerians who made efforts to ensure that the matter is settled amicably.
“In view of what has happened in the past, after embarking on my spiritual sojourn. I received instructions from the Lord to do what I’m about to do now,” he said.
“I want to sincerely apologise to my father in the Lord Apostle Johnson Suleman for accusing him of sleeping with my wife.
“Also, I apologise to Omega Fire Ministries around the world and to Apostle Suleman’s wife for the manner in which I reached out for help. I’m deeply sorry.”
Davids, however, failed to tender any apology to Edeko whom he accused of committing adultery with the cleric.
Suleman had faced similar controversy in March 2017 after Stephanie Otobo, a Canada-based singer, had accused him of having sexual relations with her.
Otobo, however, later retracted the allegations before Suleiman’s congregation in Auchi, Edo, stating that she was “heavily paid” by powerful Nigerian politicians and some pastors to blackmail the apostle.