Popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo has landed in infidelity trouble, as the musician has been forced to tender an apology to his wife and family.
This is also as the American girlfriend in question has vowed not to terminate the pregnancy.
The lid on the matter blew up recently when an American lady, identified as African Doll, had come out to allege that Okposo impregnated her and asked her to terminate the pregnancy.
Okposo afterwards admitted committing adultery, thereby suspending himself from ministry.
Okpkoso’s woes are further compounded as the Dunamis Church has delisted him as a minister ahead of a gospel show he was billed to perform alongside other artistes.
In a statement Okposo personally uploaded to his Instagram page, Monday, Okposo owned up to the scandalous deed, even as he tendered an apology to his wife and family.
According to the gospel artiste, in his statement addressed to his friends, he met the said lady in the United States mid-2021 and got intimately involved with her.
The artiste said he felt ‘ashamed of his action and regrets it as it has caused a lot of pain to his wife and family.’
Okposo stated that he will be suspending all ministry works for now until he regains full restoration, as he ‘prayed for his wife to forgive him and promised to work all through his life to gather her trust back.’
“I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know 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 I.
“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 judgement 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 moment and apologize to all Fathers and Mothers of the Faith and ministers of the Gospel for my behavior 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 for disappointing you. I regret any pain or disappointment that this news of my moral failure and poor judgement may cause you and I am truly sorry for disappointing you. I humbly ask that you continue to pray for me,” the statement by Okposo read.
Meanwhile, the Dunami Church has stated that Sammie Okposo will no longer minister at this year’s Nations Worship in His Presence show.
This is coming after the open confession of the gospel artiste that he had an extra marital affair with a woman in the United States.
Consequently, Okposo’s picture has been removed from the poster shared on Tuesday afternoon by the organiser of the event and also Senior Pastor of Dunamis Church, Dr Paul Enenche.
Okposo was earlier expected to perform at the annual Gospel music concert alongside Nathaniel Bassey, Owie Abutu, Prosper Chioma Jesus, and others.
On her part, the lady, African Doll, Monday, insisted on keeping the pregnancy, as according to her, she does not believe in abortion.
”We both know that we didn’t use protection. We both know that we were wrong. There is still a way to handle things. He didn’t handle it right. I am not saying he has to bow to me but there is a way you do things. Turning your back on me is wrong. Any woman on earth won’t feel okay about it. It doesn’t feel good to be abandoned or to be thrown to the side. I cannot be walking around thinking about it, life goes on.
“I will keep the baby, I don’t really believe in abortion. Fornication is a sin. The bible says he who is without sin should cast the first stone. It is not my intention to hurt anybody but to bring life to the situation,” the lady said.