By Abimbola Bakare
A fresh twist has emerged on the music minister of a popular church in Abuja, Micheal Arowosaiye who alleged committed suicide few days ago over his inability to pay his rent.
However, facts emerged on Thursday that Micheal was neither a member of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) nor did he take his life due to accommodation issues.
A facebook user, Precious Eka Divine who claimed to be in the know of what transpired had debunked the claim that Micheal was an RCCG member or left a suicide note about his inability to pay his rent.
According to her, his decision to take his life would have been a fallout of his exposed sexual affairs, his nude pictures in public, as well as his cancelled marriage to Temile Fortune earlier slated for April 26-27, 2019.
In the post she tagged “MIKE’S SUICIDE (The Truth): Divine explained that Micheal was actually occupying a house in Sunnyville Estate, given to him by his church, Shepherd House, Apo, Abuja free of charge.
She explained: “Mike didn’t leave a suicide note as speculated and circulated.
He didn’t die because of financial or rent issue. No church abandoned him because of rent.
If you know Pastor Joshua Telena of Shepherd House, you will know he takes very good care of his members and pastors.
Mike left RCCG 2 years ago to Shepherd house church Apo, Abuja where he was a worship leader but was suspended 2months ago.
His wedding cancelled because of sexual relationship with another girl who leaked his nudes hence he got frustrated because of the embarrassment.
His house was given to him by the church for free. Mike may have taken His life out of shame and embarrassment
I want to believe Mike never had genuine friends who would have stayed around him to talk him out depression.We all have sinned and fallen short.
I’m not blaming the church for the disciplinary action taken. This was when Mike needed his friends most but none was there.
They may have been the ones putting up holier than thou attitude and sharing his nudes via whatsapp, Bluetooth and Xender
The church should have monitored him more this period. Now He is gone! No explanation will do!! #saynotosuicide”.
The internet had been awash this week of series of cases of suicide involving Nigerians, a trend many say is fast gaining ground.
While some attribute it to state of mental health, some heap the blame on the economic hardship currently plaguing the country.
However, the revelation on Micheal’s suicide mission clearly reveals that many opting for that route might be battling with issues of depression, frustration and loss of hope.