Every right thinking persons a few days back, were shocked to their bones as they sat, watched and listened as the 57 year old fiery pastor of the Port Harcourt based Salvation Ministries (Home of Success) left decorum in the gutter as he spewed our bile against popular and award winning broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde, 44 better known to all and sundry as ‘Daddy Freeze’, who is also the leader of the #FreetheSheeple Ministries, which from all indications seem to have a sizeable followership.
In response to what Pastor David Ibiyeomie considered an affront by Freeze for daring to counter or question a teaching done recently by Pastor David’s spiritual father/mentor in the person of Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, the popular televangelist tore decorum apart and raised bile to the highest height preferring to call Daddy Freeze a bastard severally, while also casting aspersions on the circumstances of his birth. The shepherd didn’t care whose ox is gored, neither did he care who was listening too, as his congregation who he had fired up into some form of frenzy edged him on as he went for the ace broadcasters jugular!
He called him bastards several times! Claimed that he didn’t know his father. Made a racist outburst when he used the word- half caste! Claimed that Freeze was a Somalian! Casted aspersions on Somalians via his outburst! Claimed that Freeze was born on a ship! Threatened to deal with him! Laid a curse on the day the broadcaster was born! Casted aspersions on the noble broadcast profession! He even went as much as asking Daddy Freeze to show a picture of his father, if he truly had one! And loads more.
It was a display, an act that’s totally unbecoming of a ‘respected shepherd’ of the flock of the house of God. And while he was acting out his drama, his die-hard listeners/supporters/congregations et al were happy to give their approval too, as was evident in the video through their shouts of approval! It was totally shocking to say the least!
In the aftermath of the whole mess, ‘Daddy Freeze’ as he was expected to do, has responded, but with uncommon decorum instead, pointing out many of the things that the pastor did wrong, whilst also screaming for the whole world to know that there’s been a threat to his life and well-being and that if anything untowards should happen to him for any reason, then the pastor should be blamed/held responsible!
Hear Pastor David Ibiyieomie- If he insults me, I won’t mind; but insult Oyedepo, that bastard who is his father? Does Daddy Freeze have a father? That bastard who was born by a Somalian. The day I hear him insult Oyedepo again I’ll deal with him’’.
If he has a father let him show us his father’s picture. Someone they gave birth to in a ship. Does he look like a Nigerian? I curse the day he was born.”
‘‘He is insulting my own father and people are laughing. Anybody may not talk but I will talk. I will never be alive and see somebody insult my father. It is not done. You are not born. I will kill you, I will tear you into pieces. Very soon I will arrest him.’’
“The man who cannot marry. He has no wife. He can’t manage his home. He is coming to talk on television. Is it not his wife who left him? A broadcaster, does he have a good job?
As a follow-up to the unpalatable and damaging outburst and threat to life, Daddy Freeze and his Romanian mom-‘Prof Elisabeta Smaranda Olarinde’, who is a thoroughbred Professor of law and is the incumbent VC at Afe Babalola University, may have decided to institute a case against Pastor Ibieyomie bordering on criminal defamation of character and more.
We hear that they may have contacted renowned senior laywer, Lateef Fagbemi SAN to prosecute the case, that’s if the pastor doesn’t apologize and withdraw his statements after a fixed period of time.