Mmesoma Mercy Obi, better known as Ada Jesus, died on Wednesday after a long battle with kidney disease.

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However, headlines about veteran actress Rita Edochie casting a curse on the deceased dominated the days leading up to her death.

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That followed claims by Ada Jesus that Rita connived with controversial Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry.

Months after making the grave allegations, Ada Jesus was diagnosed with a kidney problem that left parts of her body swollen.

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The family of the comedian, who had become paralysed, took her before Odumeje for deliverance but the cleric rejected her.

Instead, he and Rita laid curses on her, saying she will pay heavily for her “blackmail” and “lies”.

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Both of them declared that the ailing young woman will die from her illness as a lesson to others.

The backlash that followed the pronouncements forced the man who calls himself Indabosky and the veteran actress to recant and declared that they had forgiven the comedian.

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Following Ada Jesus’ death on Wednesday, some Nigerians called out Odumeje and Rita for their use of heavy words, with many insinuating that the deceased suffered a spiritual attack because of their words.

Qed.ng, however, recalls that the comedian was once close to the actress whom she referred to on occasions as her mother.

Here are the times Ada Jesus shared pictures of herself and the woman she called “sweet mummy”.

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I love her so much @ritaedochie happy Sunday to u all..

Happy birthday to u my sweet mother. Wishing u many more years to come and happiness❤❤🙏🙏@ritaedochie.

Happy mother’s day to u my second mother. I love u so much. @ritaedochie