Tears flow among the members of Fountain of Life Church in Lagos, as Pastor Nomthi Odukoya, the wife of their Senior Pastor, Taiwo Odukoya, passed away.
Unmask NG learnt that Nomthi died in the early hours of Tuesday, November 9, 2021, two years after been diagnosed of cancer.
The church has released a statement, confirming Nomthi’s demise.
The statement read: “With deep regret and gratitude to God, we have to announce the passing of our Senior Pastor’s wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of 2 years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“We loved her with all our heart, but who are we to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all.”
What you should know about Pastor Odukoya and his late wife
It would be recalled that in January 2021, the Odukoyas celebrated a 10-year wedding anniversary.
Exactly ten years ago, Odukoya, had got married to Nomthi in Lagos. The marriage came four years after his first wife, Pastor Bimbo Rosemary Odukoya (née Williams), died in the 2005 Sosoliso air crash, which also claimed the lives of hundreds of students of the Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja.
Before death separated them, Taiwo and Bimbo Odukoya were married for 21 years. The union was blessed with three children – Tolu, Jimi, and Tobi. Ironically though, one person who was reported to have encouraged Odukoya to remarry was his late mother-in-law, Anike Williams, who passed away in 2009. His three children were also said to have pressurised him to marry another wife as well.