KanyiDaily recalls that Pastor Ibiyeomie had attacked Daddy Freeze during his Sunday sermon, for allegedly insulting his father in Lord, Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners’ Chapel.
Pastor Ibiyeomie called Daddy Freeze a bastard, claiming he is a Somalian and a half-cast. According to him, the next time he (Freeze) tried to insult his ‘father’ (Oyedepo), he would kill or have him arrested.
Daddy Freeze has now released a 10-minute YouTube video in which he described Pastor Ibiyeomie as a racist, pointing out that if anything happens to him, the man of God should be held responsible.
Defending himself, Daddy Freeze said contrary to Mr Ibiyeomie’s claims, he didn’t insult Bishop Oyedepo but simply drew the religious leader’s attention to a portion of the bible.
“Correcting scripturally is not an insult. Christ was criticised, Paul was criticised, Peter was criticised, even the Pharisees were criticised, so there is no way you are going to preach a message from the scripture that you will not get criticism,” Freeze said.
Reacting to being described as a non-Nigerian & a Somalian, Daddy Freeze revealed that contrary to Pastor Ibiyeomie’s claim, his father is a Yoruba man, while his mother is European. He said:
“I found it very devastating that just to get at me, Pastor Ibiyeomie, would drag the whole Somali nation, I am very proud to associate with Somalians because they are very beautiful people. Beautiful African people like you and I. It is hate speech to undermine them with derogatory words ‘Is he not just a Somalian?
“To all my fans and followers in Somalia, I love you all and proud to be associated with you, even though by birth I am not a Somalian; my mum is European, my father is Yoruba.”
Freeze also drew the attention of the public and the law enforcement to the threat of life that was issued to him in that video, pointing out that the pastor’s threat is a criminal offence and it should be on the record that Ibiyeomie threatened his life.
“Is this how Nigeria is going to accept this? if anything happens to me, I hope you know who to hold responsible? This has been on social media space for the past 24 hours now,
“I am yet to hear anything from the police, what happened to our laws on hate speech, racism, discriminatory statements, threat to life which is actually criminal?
“You said you will finish me, to my understanding, that is another Criminal offence, and if anything happens to me, I am speaking to the public, to the police and the world at large, should anything happens to me, whatsoever, I want you to know who to hold responsible.
“Everyday we shout for freedom of speech, how can our dreams be shattered with threats of death from the ones we expect to guide our spiritual lives? Even with a gun to my head, I will continue to preach the word of God and debunk errors with the Scriptures.”
Daddy Freeze described Pastor Ibiyeomie as a racist for calling him half-cast. According to him, hate speech is criminal and derogatory. He, therefore, demanded an apology.
“Are you aware that the word ‘half cast’ is racism? The world is fighting against racism and it brings tears to my eyes that a black man will refer to a fellow black man at a time people are crying that ‘black lives matters,’ as a half cast.”
Reacting to being called a “bastard” by Pas Ibiyeomie, Freeze said:
“You say I am not my father’s son, I put it to you to prove who my real father is because with that verbal construct, you have insulted the integrity of my mother who is a professor of law.”
In his viral sermon, Pastor Ibiyeomie appeared to undermine the broadcasting profession in a bid to justify that Daddy Freeze was being paid pittance as a radio host. Reacting to the outbursts, Daddy Freeze said:
“You went on again to undermine the noble profession of broadcasting. I’m a proud broadcaster for the last 25 years. I’ve dedicated my life to this beautiful, noble profession. I think you should apologize to every journalist, every broadcaster, for undermining our work.”
He continued: “Pastor Ibiyome, do you honestly believe that the tenets of Christianity were upheld in that video? Do you believe that as a pastor behind the pulpit, you show the likeness of Christ in your utterances in that video? Is what you did in line with Christianity and scriptures?”
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily recalls that Bishop Oyedepo who is in the middle of the whole controversy, had said people who are insulting him are just wasting their precious time.