RCCG gospel artiste commits suicide

A gospel artiste 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 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 .

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“ 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 . ”