It appears Stephanie Otobo, who kicked off a controversy when she claimed to have had an affair with Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide, will remain at the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison for at least one more night, as the process of perfecting her bail conditions was bogged down on Tuesday by bureaucratic problems.
Uche Moneke, a lawyer from Festus Keyamo's chamber handling the case, arrived at the Lagos State Magistrate Court in Tinubu at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday to continue the process. But at about 2 p.m., it became clear to him he would be unable to complete the process.
Our correspondent reported an argument between some of the court officials and the lawyer. Before the issue was sorted out, the Chief Magistrate, Justice Kikelomo Bukola Ayeye, whose signature was required for some of the documents needed for Ms. Otobo's clearance, had closed for the day.
The lawyer arranged to put a call through to Ms. Otobo to reassure her while he continues the process tomorrow. A senior warden who spoke on condition of anonymity gave assurances of Ms. Otobo's safety in their custody.
Stephanie Otobo and one Wisdom Godstime were hauled before Justice Ayeye in an attempt to secure a remand warrant for the two, but the judge denied the application, stating there was no substantial evidence to deny them their freedom.
She, however, gave three bail conditions that are yet to be met.