Bling Bling Bishop, Bola Odeleke Pursues Tenants With OPC
It is said that when the end-time draws near, strange occurrences will manifest. Though this female Nigerian bishop who is also the first female televangelist in Nigeria may not be entirely new to scandal, recent events will definitely raise questions to the call of this woman of the “Agbara Olorun Kii Ba Ti” fame. Bishop Bola Odeleke who is the founder of Pentecostal Church of God in Okota, Lagos, has always been involved in controversy; it was at a time rumored that she was always having secret love affairs with members of her church before she later got married to one Reverend Salau, who she accused of stealing her money only for her to divorce him later.
She later married another Ondo State-based man, Rev. Pius whom she also claimed was even worse than Salau, and was also linked to a popular Nigerian actor. This was after the death of her first husband, Odeleke, a general in the Nigeria Army who died in a mysterious road accident on his way to Abuja.
All these are not the news for now. Recently, the female bishop may have gotten herself entangled in acts that are not befitting of a normal Bible-carrying Christian not to talk of somebody of her calibre. It was said that Bishop Odeleke, in company of her son Kayode Odeleke and son-in-law Tunde Awope, decided to throw caution to the wind in their quest to ejected the tenants of a property she has since sold for N30 million (address of the property not disclosed for security reasons) by engaging the services of the dreaded Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) which is known for its use of native medicine (juju) and non-conformity with the law in carrying out its duty. The incident which we were informed happened very early on the fateful day saw the bishop bombarding the place with members of the dreaded OPC to vandalize and hold all the occupants of the building hostage for several hours, and the tenants who were caught unawares called for help from the Area F Command police station Ikeja. The station responded swiftly by dispatching a special squad to rescue the tenants.
Seeing the policemen who stormed the scene in commando-like format, Kayode Odeleke, the , and Tunde Awope, her son-in-law, took to their heels, but the members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) were not so lucky as they were apprehended by the police Special Squad and detained because they were found to be in possession of items like charms, machetes and other dangerous objects, all which were impounded and are to be presented as evidence.
Knowing that the issue might be going out of hand, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the leader of the faction of the OPC, whom the 60-something-year-old bishop allegedly employed to unleash terror on the residents of the building, later visited the police station with the intention of securing the release of his boys but his efforts were completely rebuffed by the policemen on duty.
When the medical doctor-turned OPC boss realized he might not be able to secure the release of his boys easily, he decided to employ another strategy, claiming to be the new owner of the property. However, the new owners, sources revealed, are a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Awogu. Mr. Awogu had earlier paid a visit to the house, and formally introduced himself as the new owner to the tenants, with evidence to prove his claim. This it, was revealed, probably informed why the tenants ignored all forms of threats by Bishop Odeleke asking them to vacate the house.
Right now the Bishop, her son Kayode and the son-in-law have refused to show up at the police station where they were invited for interrogation. It was gathered that instead of honouring the summons, they chose to play smart by petitioning the AIG Zone 2, where they allegedly fabricated all sorts of lies against the tenants, the new owners of the building – Felix and Amaka Awogu – and the Area F Police Command, trying to take advantage of the popularity of the bishop.