By Ayodele Oluwafemi
Popular Nigerian OAP, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze has slammed critics who took him to task for for promoting arrested alleged fraudster Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi, saying he is not accountable to Nigerians.
Following the arrest of Hushpuppi over allegations of conducting internet fraud to the tune of N168 billion a video came out where the accused was hyped by Daddy Freeze during a tour round the suspect’s Versace House in Dubai.
“Hushpuppi’s driver earns N700,000 month while you that abuse him on social media are doing houseboy work and earn N35,000 a month. Instead of you to beg Hushpuppi to employ your father as a driver, you are abusing him,” Daddy Freeze said was quoted to have said in the video.
The controversial OAP is renowned for criticizing Nigerian pastors on the biblical doctrines of tithing and sowing. He even initiated a movement tagged “FreeTheSheeple.
Many Nigerians have continued to call out Daddy Freeze for what they perceived as his hypocritical posture of criticizing pastors, while fraternizing with the alleged fraudster, with questionable and unknown source of wealth.
Reacting to the blacklash, Daddy Freeze, in an Instagram live chat, defended his friendship with Hushpuppi with a biblical verse that depicted where Jesus Christ was eating with the tax collectors and sinner.
He read Mark 2:15, which says
“And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.”(KJV)
The controversial OAP insisted that he is not a hypocrite, as many Nigerians have labelled him.
“A lot of people are saying I should address something. I am going to give 5k to the person, who can explain this scripture well. Are you guys ready for the scripture? 5k up fot grabs, just explain this scripture well.
“Nigerians are just the funniest of people. I’m glad, I’m not accountable to you people. Una dey pay my bill? Why am I accountable to you people?
“Somebody said I’m a hypocrite, explain this verse to me,” he said.