Family Source Reveals What Led To Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s Death
By LagosCityReporters -August 10, 20230739
Odukoya died in the United States of America (USA) on the 7th of August was aged 67.
The church through her Facebook handle had announced his death, but did not disclose how he died.
But we gathered that Pastor Taiwo had health issues mainly triggered by personal tragedies.
A source close to the family said “He really didn’t get over the losses he suffered.
Though he tried to be strong but there is a limit to what a man can take” the source said.
You would recall that his first wife, charismatic televangelist and preacher,
Pastor Bimbo Odukoya died in a Sosoliso plane crash in 2005 at age 45.
The death left the Pastor who shared a well-known synergy with former wife, whom he met at the University of Ibadan as an undergraduate shattered.
“Pastor was more devastated by what people said after Pastor Bimbo died than what actually happened. Many people said nasty things that saddened his heart. He was touched by the savagery of the comments.
“Well, he had no choice and decided to move on despite the heart break. It took a lot of talking for him to decide to remarry,” the source shared.
On November 9, 2021 death came again knocking on his door and this time, it took his second wife, Pastor Nomthi, a South African.
Nomthi, who died of cancer at 47 and had two children for the preacher.
“If Pastor Bimbo’s death was shattering, Pastor Nomthi’s demise was a technical knock-out. It knocked Pastor down and out.
He was inconsolable. There was nothing we could tell him. It took something deep out of him and some of us became afraid for him.”
When he lost his twin sister, Kehinde Hassan a few weeks after the death of his second wife, sources say it was more or less the last straw.
“It was a personal, humbling tragedy. He would just gaze and seemed to become completely disinterested in things around
“I believe something died in him at that point…”
The health challenges, it was learnt, started showing up, knocking him off and necessitating overseas medical trips from which he never recovered