Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s Heavy Cross…1st Wife Dies In Plane Crash, 2nd One Dies Of Cancer!
Easygoing preacher of the gospel and senior pastor of Fountain of Life Church, with headquarters in Ilupeju, Lagos, Taiwo Odukoya, is shattered. And that is putting it mildly.
16 years after losing his charismatic and charming first wife, Bimbo, in the Sosoliso plane crash that shook Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the entire country to its foundation, he has also lost his second wife, Nomthi.
Rosemary Simangele Nomthi, née Zulu, and originally from South Africa, reportedly died on Tuesday, November 10, 2021, after a traumatic battle with cancer.
Pastor Odukoya, now, 65, and a petroleum engineering graduate of the University of Ibadan as well as a former staff of NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) got married to Nomthi after his first wife, Bimbo died in a plane crash, which equally terminated abruptly the lives of hundreds of students of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja.
Sharing the very sad story via his social media handle, Odukoya, a father of five said: “With deep regret and gratitude to God, I have to announce the passing of my wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of two years. She stood on the word of God and she fought.
“She gave me eleven beautiful years of marriage and two wonderful boys, who I know will be very significant in life.
“I love her with all my heart but who am I to fight the will of God…”
Condolence messages, expectedly, have been pouring in for Pastor Odukoya.
The wife’s burial details were yet to be announced at the time of writing this.