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Daddy Freeze reacts to Pastor Ibiyeome’s threat, says, ‘Hold him responsible if anything happens to me’

Valentine Chinyem



Following threats by the founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, to ”arrest and kill” anyone who insults his father, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has responded saying, the pastor should be held responsible should any harm come to him.

In a video which has now gone viral from his Sunday service, the pastor had threatened Daddy Freeze for criticising David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel.

Freeze also accused the cleric of using racial slur when he described him, as a “bastard Somalia-born half-caste”.

The radio personality in a 10-minutes video shared via his vlog, denied insulting Oyedepo, adding that he only pointed out the cleric’s wrong interpretation of a Bible verse.

“I was very devastated by that video because of the contents thereof. I didn’t insult Bishop David Oyedepo. He quoted from the book of Ephesians 5:22 and I drew his attention to verse 21,” he said.

“Correcting scripturally is not an insult. There’s no way you’re going to preach and not get criticism. Even my friends who agree doctrinally still disagree with scriptures and ideologies here and there.”

Freeze expressed his disappointment that “just to get to me, Pastor Ibiyeomie, would drag the whole of Somalia.

“I’m very proud to associate myself with Somalians because they’re beautiful Africans like you and me,” he added.

“It’s hate speech to undermine them with derogatory words like there’s anything wrong in being one of them, even though by birth, I’m not Somalian. My mum is European and my dad is Yoruba.”

Speaking on his profession as a broadcaster.

“I’m broadcaster for the last 25 years and dedicated my life to this profession, taken my children the radio to familiarize themselves with it, hoping that one or two of them would fall in love with it,” he said.

“But you demean it. Are we going to make broadcasters feel bad for making broadcasting their career choice because of how little the money there is?

“Maybe broadcasters should collect tithe too so you at least get the feeling someone of his caliber is talking to you. You should apologise to journalists and broadcasters for undermining our work.”