Fifty-five-year old Bayo Akinjiyan, who rose to become an Assistant Provincial Pastor at Lagos Province 25 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has written an open letter in which he decried what he described as “man’s inhumanity to man and the travesty of justice” by the church he served “meritoriously.”
Akinjiyan, who voluntarily resigned from the church in 2013, said he could not comprehend why an organisation he was once a part of for 23 years would treat him with “human indignity” and refuse to pay him his due.
He stated that upon his exit from the church, he had to vacate a N15m house he personally built on Plot 15, Diligence Road, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which is in line with the policy of the church that a non-member has no right to own any building at the camp.
Akinjiyan however expressed discomfort that after handing over the property, its receipt has yet to be acknowledged by the authorities of the church, listing another grievance as an alleged unpaid consultancy fees amounting to over N2m on projects designed, supervised and or managed by him since 2012.
Akinjiyan said he had exploited all available avenue to express his grievances to the church, including writing private letters to the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, but after waiting for over two years without action on issues he complained about, he resorted to penning the open letter to the leader of the church.