Sixteen years after his first wife died in a plane crash, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church, has lost the woman he got married to after that sad episode.
According to a statement from the church, Nomthi, Odukoya’s second wife, died in the early hours of Tuesday.
She was said to have battled cancer for over two years.
“With deep regret and gratitude to God, we have to announce the passing of our Senior Pastor’s wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya. She battled cancer for the better part of 2 years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“We loved her with all our heart, but who are we to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor Nomthi.”
Bimbo Odukoya died when the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 flight she boarded to Port Harcourt from Abuja crashed on December 10 2005.
She had initially survived the crash but died from injuries sustained a day later.
Five years after the incident, Odukoya got married to Nomthi, a South African, in Lagos.
Nomthi had 2 children for the bereaved pastor.