- The RCCG has been thrown into mourning over the demise of one of its pastors, Dare Adeboye
- The cause of Pastor Dare's death has not been disclosed
-The father of the late pastor, Enoch Adeboye, has not reacted to his son's death
Emerging reports indicate that the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has lost his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye to death.
The Punch reported that the 42-year-old pastor died in his sleep on Tuesday, May 4, in Eket, Akwa Ibom state.
The deceased served as the assistant pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35 before his sudden death.
The newspaper, citing sources in the church, disclosed that Dare had ministered the previous day and later retired to his bed but did not wake up.
One of the sources said:
“He was not sick and did not complain of anything before the incident. Pastors in the church were summoned to pray for him, all to no avail.''
The Nation reported that Dare was discovered by his wife who raised the alarm.
According to the newspaper, a spokesperson for the RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, confirmed the sad incident.
“It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement.”
The death of Pastor Dare was also confirmed in a report by the Leadership newspaper.
The publication reported that the late pastor would have turned 43 on June 9, 2021.
Meanwhile, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), has revealed where he went to when an allegation that he was missing sparked a protest on Wednesday, May 5.
The cleric who showed up after some hours of the protest said the Bishop of Enugu dioceses, Callistus Valentine Onaga, summoned him for a meeting and planned to close his ministry and keep him for 30 days.
According to BBC Pidgin, Mbaka told his congregation that the Bishop later allowed him to go and address the protesting crowd who had flooded the streets of Enugu over the allegation that he was missing.