UPDATE from THE WILL, read below:
They say the leopard can’t/doesn’t change its spot and so Reno Omokri would continue to thrive in lies, deceit and hypocrisy to hoodwink his gullible followers on the internet and media.
Mrs. Tuokpe Omokri, wife of the self-acclaimed preacher and controversial former presidential aide has just confirmed to THEWILL that she is not the mother of the baby her husband announced as their fourth child recently.
In our usual pursuit of facts, THEWILL tracked down Mrs. Omokri after Reno described our previous report that called him out for fathering a child outside his marriage as “salacious and scandalous” and wrongly accused this newspaper of being sponsored by the Buhari presidency.
In a phone interview with THEWILL, Mrs. Omokri, who agreed to speak on record after a few minutes of persuasion, also confirmed our previous report.
She reiterated that she and Reno ARE still legally married, having contracted their marriage traditionally and in church.
For clarity, we will just reproduce the two most important parts of our lengthy conversation.
THEWILL: Did you and Reno just have a fourth child together?
Mrs. Omokri: No.
THEWILL: Are you guys still legally married?
Mrs. Omokri: Yes. We are still legally married.
THEWILL: So what is really going on?
Mrs. Omokri: I am a very private person, I shy away from the media and social media. I am not going to say much now…
As Mrs. Omokri has denied being the mother of a new child for her husband, why did Omokri’s former principal, former President Goodluck Jonathan, congratulate him? (Anyway, we hear Reno writes most of the statements of the former president and allegedly manages his social media pages so we will not blame GEJ for being caught up in this saga).
Jonathan’s congratulatory message was shared on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday, May 8, and His Excellency said this about the baby named Ebele after him:
“I congratulate Pastor Reno Omokri and his family on the dedication of their daughter, Weyinmi Ebele, at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
“May my namesake, Baby Ebele, grow up in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man. And may she display the same spirit of loyalty, intelligence, and a very high level of commitment that Reno typifies. In Christ’s Name. GEJ.
Reno had said in a February 23 Twitter post that only he and his wife knew she was pregnant, advising others to keep private matters off social media.
The question is which wife? Is it the same wife who just told THEWILL she IS not a new mother?
So we hope Reno graciously answers these two key questions truthfully in his next attempt at a rebuttal on this matter so it can be put to rest.
a) Who is the mother of the new baby you fathered and dedicated in the United Kingdom?
b) Do you have another wife other than Tuokpe Omokri nee Onuwaje?