A Nigerian gospel singer with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Michael Arowosaiye, has allegedly committed suicide in Abuja.
According to the report, Arowosaiye was depressed with some personal matters.
Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, the Head, Media and Public Relations of RCCG told the family of Arowosaiye while commiserating with them that son left the church before taking his own life.
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 sympathise with the family.
“The report we have is that he used to be one of the singers in one of our parishes in Abuja. He left the church a while ago to join the Shepherdhill Ministry, where he became their choirmaster. So, as of this time, we cannot say that he was our member.
“Secondly, if he were our member, there is a tradition in RCCG whereby every parish attempts to assist every member under stress. So, if he were our member or minister and had some challenges, he could have approached his pastors.”
Arowasaiye was said to the hanged himself with his belt at Sunnyvale Estate, Lokogoma District on Tuesday.
The acting spokesman for the police in the Federal Capital Territory, ASP Gajere Danjuma confirmed the incident to The Punch.
by: Nana Asabere