Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the death of one of its ministers.
ORIENTAL TIMES earlier reported that a gospel artiste with the RCCG, Michael Arowosaiye, 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 his inability to pay the rent of the apartment where he occupied.
Reacting in a post on Twitter, Fani-Kayode berated the RCCG for allegedly turning their back on its member.
He wrote: “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?”
Meanwhile, 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.
“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 sympathise with the family,” he said.