Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode reacts the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Minister that committed suicide in Abuja.
He took to his verified Twitter handle to tweet ” For a Church to sit by and do nothing when one of its young Ministers cannot pay his rent is sad. For them to turn their backs on him and drive him into such a state of frustration, despair and desperation that he ends up committing suicide is damn right condemnable. RCCG why?”
PUNCH reported that a gospel minister with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Michael Arowosaiye, has allegedly committed suicide. Arowosaiye, who regularly performed at RCCG programmes, was said to have hanged himself with his belt on Tuesday at Sunnyvale Estate, Lokogoma District, Abuja.
It was learnt that the deceased, who ministered during a recent youth praise event at the church, was allegedly depressed over certain personal issues. Acting spokesman for the police in the Federal Capital Territory, ASP Gajere Danjuma, confirmed the incident.
The Head, Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, said Arowosaiye had left the church before the incident. He said, “For us as human beings, it is painful that somebody has committed suicide. So, it is not right to begin to say whether he was with us or not. So, we to first sympathize with the family.
Meanwhile Reno Omokri a former special adviser to Ex- President Goodluck has said on Instagram that the church should not be blamed for the minister committing suicide. He wrote”Why blame the church for suicides without investigating? Suicide is NOT the fault of the church. Judas walked with Jesus. He saw His miracles. Yet he committed suicide. Do we blame Christ or blame the church? No. We each have PERSONAL Responsibility #FreeLeahSharibu#RenosNuggets”