Rita Edochie, Nollywood actress, has reacted amid backlash in some quarters following the demise of Ada Jesus, a comedienne.
The entertainer, whose real name is Mmesoma Mercy Obi, breathed her last on Wednesday after a protracted battle with kidney disease.
But the spotlight beamed on Edochie shortly after news of her demise broke due to an earlier face-off between the pair.
Ada Jesus had last year accused Edochie of conniving with Odumeje, controversial Onitsha-based clergyman, to stage fake miracles.
She had taken ill after the incident. But amid the drama, the actress had initially cursed the comedienne for attempting to smear her reputation.
“If I have ever asked Ada to bring someone for Odumeje for fake miracles, may I never get anything I want on this earth. But if I did not, Ada will never get up from this sickness,” she had said.
But in a recent post, the movie star said she had decided to forgive the comedienne after several pleas from friends and fans.
In the same vein, Odumeje also revealed that he had forgiven Ada Jesus.
Following her death, several Nigerians took to Twitter to call out the actress, citing her earlier remarks. A segment of users, however, dismissed claims linking Edochie to Ada Jesus’ demise.
If there is one thing Odumeje and rita would be regreting now is them finding it difficult to forgive Ada Jesus when she came pleading. Rita Edochie will have to live with the regret of the statement she made, saying Ada will never come out from that problem. Now she is dead.
— Everest D' Great (@princeverest) April 21, 2021Advertisement
If it's true that Ada Jesus is dead then Rita Edochie has some questions to answer… pic.twitter.com/kki7KQObar
— chumalo (@generalchuma) April 21, 2021
“If there is one thing Odumeje and rita would be regreting now is them finding it difficult to forgive Ada Jesus when she came pleading. Rita Edochie will have to live with the regret of the statement she made, saying Ada will never come out from that problem. Now she is dead,” a user wrote.
“If it’s true that Ada Jesus is dead then Rita Edochie has some questions to answer,” another wrote.
But in an Instagram post on Thursday, the actress hinted that she remains unperturbed by the accusations.
“Lord Almighty made me a strong woman and that I will remain. The seed cannot be killed,” she wrote.
Here are other reactions on Twitter:
This is a very serious indictment on Rita Edochie, she need to be persecuted.
— Wole Uche Adesanmi (@woleadesanmi1) April 21, 2021
1. "If I don't kill Ken, let me die disgracefully"Ada Jesus .2. "Ada Jesus, if you get up from this sickness, know it's not me" – Rita Edochie. Finally , Ada Jesus is dead Ken is still alive Everybody is mourning including Rita Edochie.
Mind your Tongue
RIP to Ada Jesus pic.twitter.com/di8Wl2tu0y
— Paddy Yugos💭 (@PaddyYugos) April 21, 2021
Either Ada Jesus died of a Spiritual attack or illness the question is what does it take to forgive people, what?!
Odumeje & Rita Edochie and others who cannot forgive easily, how do you ask God for forgiveness?
We're our problem, & Desmond Elliot of course. pic.twitter.com/GKaJdw5Zqd
— Baba Ibeji 🤓 (@Bigjohnydatalk1) April 21, 2021
Ada Jesus said she has been sick for almost 12 years. Rita Edochie and Odumeje has nothing to do with her death.
— Temi ✨🧚♀️ (@Temi_loluwah) April 21, 2021
Comedian Ada Jesus is dead.
She died from kidney failure today.
She could have lived a longer life-
If she was in a system with topnotch healthcare.
Curses don’t kill people.
Let’s not make a fool of ourselves mentioning Odumeje or Rita Edochie.
She was 22.
RIP to her. So sad.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 21, 2021
How will you explain to Nigerians that Odumeje and Rita Edochie aren’t responsible for Ada Jesus’ death after what Odumeje and Rita said in those viral videos 🤦♂️
In this life just watch what you say!!!!
— Tornado🌪😈 (@uncle_daddy02) April 21, 2021
"Ada Jesus, if you get up from this sickness, know it's not me" – Rita Edochie
Finally, Ada Jesus didn't get up from the sickness. She has passed away. pic.twitter.com/Veo0dc6aPC
— Ada Okija ❤️💯 (@Adaeze_uc) April 21, 2021
I feel sad for Odumeje
I feel sad for Rita Edochie
A feel sad for Ada Jesus
They all said things that complicated them which wasn't intentional…May her soul rest in peace 😔
— Nwa Monye (@jerninzpaul) April 21, 2021
So there was no better time to die but immediately after the saga with Rita edochie and odumeje?
I'm not a spiritualist o
But it all looks spiritual
— Nwanyi_maramma1🌹 (@Nwanyi_maramma) April 21, 2021
So Rita Edochie said this to a young girl, hope she's happy that Ada Jesus is dead now? Food don ready for them. pic.twitter.com/mHQ39nbsoH
— Prince Dozie 🇳🇬🇦🇪 (@PrincewillNnad3) April 21, 2021
Beautiful soul Ada Jesus is gone. However, but the two people that really died are Rita Edochie and Odumeje indaboski…. goodnight girl
— 𝐌𝕆𝐇𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐄🕸️ (@Mohnice_) April 21, 2021
She died not from any kidney failure but from odumeje and Rita Edochie. Period!
— Routledge Makoju (@rotimark) April 21, 2021
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