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Family Source Reveals What killed Pastor Taiwo Odukoya



Family sources have revealed the cause and circumstances surrounding the death of General Overseer of the Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that Odukoya 67, is said to have died following health issues mainly triggered by personal tragedies, leading to his death in the United States of America (USA).

A source close to the family said “He really didn’t get over the losses he suffered. Though he tried to be strong but there is a limit to what a man can take” the source said.

You would recall that his first wife, charismatic televangelist and preacher, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya died in a Sosoliso plane crash in 2005 at age 45.

This Online News Medium gathered that the death left the Pastor who shared a well-known synergy with former wife, whom he met at the University of Ibadan as an undergraduate shattered.

“Pastor was more devastated by what people said after Pastor Bimbo died than what actually happened. Many people said nasty things that saddened his heart. He was touched by the savagery of the comments.

“Well, he had no choice and decided to move on despite the heart break. It took a lot of talking for him to decide to remarry,” the source shared.

On November 9, 2021 death came again knocking on his door and this time, it took his second wife, Pastor Nomthi, a South African. Nomthi, who died of cancer at 47 and had two children for the preacher.

“If Pastor Bimbo’s death was shattering, Pastor Nomthi’s demise was a technical knock-out. It knocked Pastor down and out. He was inconsolable. He was very bothered about what people would say, which left him totally lifeless. There was nothing we could tell him. It took something deep out of him and some of us became afraid for him.”

When he lost his twin sister few weeks after the death of his second wife, sources say it was more or less the last straw.

For someone who had lost two important women in his life, it was tough to take the death of someone with whom he shared same womb and childhood.

“It was a personal, humbling tragedy. He would just gaze and seemed to become completely disinterested in things around him. It was unusual to become totally lost in conversations and issues.

“I believe something died in him at that point. He tried to put up a strong face for the church but he was human. He was dead within and it was only a matter of time. That he lived for almost two years after, it shows the strength of his character,” the family source explained.

The health challenges, it was learnt, started showing up, knocking him off and necessitating overseas medical trips from which he never recovered.
(Source: The Nation)

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