OAP Daddy Freeze has broken silence after Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries threatened to have him arrested for insulting Bishop David Oyedepo.
Ibiyeomie made the threat after Daddy Freeze reacted to a post n which Oyedepo advised women to be in total submission for marriage to work.
Taking Daddy Freeze’s words as an insult, Ibiyeomie issued his threat saying, “The day Daddy Freeze insults Oyedepo, I will deal with him and arrest him. Who gave birth to you? Do you have a father? Show us his picture.
“Oyedepo will not talk but I can’t be alive and you insult my father. I curse the day you were born. I will tear you into pieces you bastard. He is insulting him because he has no father.
“You can never insult a father if you have one, be warned. A man whose wife left him, has no good job, will be insulting my father and people will be laughing online. I will never be alive to see such and do nothing again.”
In response, Daddy Freeze said that he never insulted Oyedepo but only corrected him scripturally.
He said, “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.
“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.”
According to Daddy Freeze, in a 10 minutes video on Youtube, “I will need to draw the attention of the public and the law enforcement to the threat of life that was issued to me in that video. Pastor Ibiyeomie, I don’t know if you realise that threat to life is a criminal offence and let it be on the record that you threatened my 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? ”
Daddy Freeze added: “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.”
He also castigated Ibiyeomie over his remarks about the broadcasting industry.
“Pastor Ibiyeomie, you went all again to undermine the noble profession of broadcasting, I am a proud broadcaster for the past 25 years, I have dedicated my life to it, you demean it to such a great extent, such a glorious profession that disseminate important information.
“Are we going to make broadcasters feel bad because of how little money is there? Maybe broadcasters should start collecting offering too that it will make you feel that someone of your calibre is talking to you. I think you should apologise to every journalist and broadcasters for undermining our world.”
On being called an half-caste, Daddy Freeze said:
“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. Hate speech is criminal, it is derogatory and I ask that you should apologise for it,” he said.
He continued: “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.
“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?”