Nigerian gospel artiste, Sammie Okposo has tendered unreserved and public apology to his wife, Ozioma for absconding with an American-based lady and desecrating their marital vows.
This is coming barely 24-hours after a lady identified as African Doll accused Okposo of impregnating and dumping her.
In an interview with Obodo Oyibo TV’ on Monday, African Doll claimed that the gospel singer became hostile to her after she told him she was pregnant.
She said that they met in Dallas during one of Okposo’s tours, became close and started an affair, which resulted to the pregnancy.
Famous for one of his sound tracks, ‘Wellu Wellu’, Okposo, who posted the apology via his Instagram handle, sammieokposo, also extended his apology to all the preachers of the gospel for his moral failure and behaviour, just as he pleaded to God for forgiveness.
To this end, the gospel singer stated that he would suspend himself from all ministry work until full restoration, as he work towards making peace with God and repenting from his sinful ways.
According to him, “To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you. Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgment is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day for the rest of my life.”
“I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but that this is the right thing to do”
“On my recent trip to the USA (Late 2021) I got intimately involved with a lady, knowing that this was not appropriate as a married man and a minister of the gospel. I am ashamed and regret my actions as it has caused a lot of pain to my dear wife Ozioma, my family, and me”.
“As I work in making peace with God, repenting and asking for His forgiveness.I am suspending myself from all ministry work until full restoration as this is what is proper and what I know I owe God and His people.”
“To my wife, Ozioma, I am sincerely sorry I put you through this shameful and embarrassing situation. I broke your trust and disappointed you. Your forgiveness of my moral failure and poor judgment is important to me. I pray I will eventually be able to build back the trust and confidence every single day for the rest of my life.”
“I want to take this opportunity to apologize to all fathers and mothers of faith and minister of the gospel for my behaviour and moral failure. I won’t be here if not for your investment and belief in what God has called me to do. I sincerely apologize for this embarrassing situation.”
“To all that have been a part of my ministry, followed my ministry or know me personally, I am truly sorry ror disappointing you. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of moral failure and poor judgment may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me…”, he concluded.
— Chika Okeke is a journalist with MOC and the Publisher/ Editor of Bennyokeke.blogspot.com, an online news platform.
She joined the services of LEADERSHIP Media Group in 2008 as a Reporter where she rose through the ranks as a Senior Reporter to Deputy Editor Daily, Deputy Editor, LEADERSHIP Sunday and Deputy Editor, LEADERSHIP Friday.
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With over one decade in journalism, she was able to explore various reporting and writing techniques such as feature writing, editing, investigation and editing, with over over 300 publications to her credit.
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