PREMIUM TIMES travelled to Sapele, Delta State, to speak with the mother of Stephanie Otobo, who accused Apostle Suleman of having amorous relationship with her.
PT: You travelled to Auchi to apologize to Apostle Suleman. What prompted you to do that?
Bukky: I did that because of my daughter and because I am a mother. And all those her character is not giving me happiness which I want to put an end to.
PT: Did anybody threaten to arrest or kill you before you went there?
Bukky: No, nobody threatened me.
PT: I am asking because your daughter said that you were threatened to go to Auchi.
Bukky: No, I was not threatened.
PT: That implies that your daughter lied?
PT: Don’t you think your daughter is old enough to take responsibility for her actions?
Bukky: She was not behaving like this before. It seems all those lawyers and her friends are manipulating her. This is not the way I brought her up because I brought many children up. Somebody is brainwashing her, polluting her mind.
PT: You said you were going to beg the man of God, what were you afraid of?
Bukky: You know when you call somebody a man of God, he can go to any length. So I don’t want the man of God to go to any length, to do any evil prayer.
PT: So, was it the first time you went to Auchi?
Bukky: No, I have been to Auchi before.
PT: She (Stephanie) said Apostle Suleman held marriage discussions in the pastor’s office. Is it true?
Bukky: No, it is not true. No woman goes to collect dowry. That one na abomination.
PT: Did she ever tell you that she was pregnant?
PT: Did she ever tell you that she was stooling blood for a year?
PT: Have you made any attempt to reach her so that you discuss with her?
PT: When she was growing up, what kind of child was she?
Bukky: She is not wayward, that is why what is happening is surprising me. Somebody is behind this matter because she was not like that before. She is a good child. So, along the way, I don’t know what happened; that is why I said they are manipulating her.