Pastor E.A Adeboye breaks silence on ex-RCCG member, Ibidun Ighodalo’s death

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye has also joined the large number of celebrities who have been mourning former Miss Lux cum event planner, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo  since her demise on Sunday June 14, 2020 in Port-Harcourt where she went to handle an isolation centre project.

According to Adeboye, who was once a spiritual father to Pastor Ituah when he was still a Pastor in the Redeemed Church before establishing Trinity House Church, Ibidunni’s death saddened him.

Taking to social media, Adeboye wrote, “Hearing the news of @ibidunni_ighodalo ‘s demise was really saddening but I know that she is in a better place right now. I pray that the Almighty himself will comfort the family of @pastorituahighodalo in Jesus name.”

Kemi Filani News recalls that Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and Ibidunni were married for 13 years after his first marriage failed.

He was previously married to Lucy-Ann Summer, a fellow professional.  He disclosed that Ann refused to join him in Nigeria and left after persuasion failed. “Because the expectations from the marriage were not met, she met someone else that met those expectations,” he explained.

His first marriage was said to have been contracted abroad and when they could not produce any child and he wanted to return back to Nigeria, his wife refused to return to Nigeria to join him. He had been separated from his first wife for many years and the woman was said to have remarried and even have kids with her new husband.

He got married to Ibidunni, 10 years later and as a result had to quit RCCG and started Trinity House Church. The trustees of RCCG said it was against their doctrine for Ighodalo to take this step as the Redeemed Church does not support remarriage, except when one’s spouse is deceased.

It was alleged that his getting married again has been encouraging other pastors of the Redeemed Church to also desire to divorce their wives and remarry.

And this did not go down well with Pastor Adeboye who asked him to resign. He had to leave RCCG with his wife in August 2009 and promptly started his own church, Trinity House Church which has grown with amazing speed from inception.

About a year later after the incident, The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye broke his silence on the whole controversies that surrounded the way Pastor Ituah left RCCG to start his own church.

He said he only disagreed with his spiritual son, pastor Ighodalo on the basis of his doctrine but still loved him very much like a son.

He said in concrete terms that there was never a time he cursed Pastor Ituah Ighodalo like a lot of people were saying at that time. He made it very clear that he does not curse people.

He said Ituah is his son and will remain his son and warned mischief makers to mind their own business. Adeboye said when it happened in apparent reference to the suspension of Ighodalo from RCCG, he said the church rules needed to be followed to the letter, so when he decided to leave, he cannot be stopped.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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