Controversy Surrounds Completion of Apostle Helen Ukpabio’s Lavish Mansion in A/Ibom

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Lady Apostle Helen Ukpabio, renowned for her involvement in Nollywood and her leadership in the Liberty Gospel Church (LGC) headquartered in Calabar the Cross River state capital city, has sparked a social media frenzy in the state cyberspace with the completion of her opulent mansion in Akwa Ibom state. The edifice, described as “gigantic” by observers, has elicited a mix of congratulations, skepticism, and criticism from netizens NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

The discussion, ignited by a blogger in the state, namely, Egwu Daniel’s announcement of the completion of Ukpabio’s mansion, quickly delved into a spectrum of reactions. While some, like Ndoma Akunobor, hailed Ukpabio’s hard work and success, others, like Ogar Solomon Ogar, questioned the ethical implications of her wealth accumulation.

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom (m) during the dedication of the Apostle Helen Ukpabio’s “Raah Villa” in Uyo

Edward Agbasimelo took a critical stance, highlighting Ukpabio’s controversial filmography, particularly the movie “End of the Wicked,” which was blamed for fueling witchcraft accusations in the 1990s and early 2000s. Agbasimelo’s remarks underscored a broader debate surrounding Ukpabio’s legacy and the intersection of religion and filmmaking.

The conversation also touched on financial matters, with Getty Odey jesting about tithe collection and investment. Ugbe Tony expressed concern about Ukpabio’s age and the practicality of enjoying the mansion in her later years (55 years of age), while others, like Ipuole Patrick Adoga, recalled positive experiences attending Ukpabio’s religious programs and praised her spirituality.

Apostle Helen Ukpabio’s exquisite “Raah Villa” in Akwa Ibom

In one of the photographs, the executive governor of Akwa Ibom state, Pastor Umo Eno is seen cutting the tape during the recent official dedication of the edifice tagged “Raah Villa”.

While some Nigerians celebrate her achievements attributing them to hard work and divine favor, some narratives raise questions about the source of her wealth and the social responsibility of religious leaders.