Rhema Akpofure, husband of the late Tega Akpofure who was a member of Gratitude, a musical team powered by CommonWealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja, is presently receiving knocks from Nigerian celebrities and other online users for choosing to defend COZA senior pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo over accusations of being involved in his wife’s death.
“Tactless and unnecessary. Dear husband, go and mourn your wife instead of you working on winning the heart of your heart warming pastor.. bleh! .. Why is this so much of a bother to you than the loss of your wife” OAP Dotun wrote
“Your wife died with pregnancy and the best thing to come up with is to come out to defend your pastor Kai, may God deliver you from the bondage of your pastor. This life Ehenn just enjoy am ooo, next thing he would marry another woman. & move on sharply” One DJ Nenn wrote
Singer K Solo wrote “What’s wrong with this one. You just lost your woman you are here defending a Pastor……Taaaaaa”
Joy Micah wrote “You lost your wife and baby, you shouldn’t be anywhere near social media “
Kemi Filani recalls that one Nnenna Kalu-Ude, a COZA’s former choir coordinator, had called out Fatoyinbo, his wife Modele and others on Thursday, alleging that Fatoyinbo was fond of maltreating workers of the church and also suppressing his critics through occultic powers.
However, the husband of the deceased, in a short video clip, urged those who have issues with Fatoyinbo not to mention his late wife’s name in the matter.
“Hello everyone. Good Evening, my name is Rhema Akpofure, husband of the late Tega. I was shocked when I turned on my phone and got a lot of texts from different people,” he said.
“My wife was a beautiful soul, an amazing person, and her Pastors were good to her and to me. Yes, she was a member of the Gratitude and she served in COZA, Abuja.
“My wife had no plans of leaving COZA. In fact, I just relocated to Abuja to join her.
“There were other better plans, so please, I want to beg you to ignore everything you see online. The man called Biodun Fatoyinbo is a good man and every other name that was tagged there are beautiful souls.
“Whatever encounter you might have had with anybody, it’s your own cup of tea and choice, but please take the name Tega out of this. I mean, it’s too early.”