Osinachi Nwachukwu: Pastors should stop telling people to stay in abusive relationships and be praying – Rev. Funke Adejumo
Nigerian preacher and marriage counsellor, Reverend Funke
Felix-Adejumo, has advised people in abusive relationships to run for their lives.
Rev. Adejumo gave the advice during a live session on
Instagram while reacting to the death of popular gospel
musician, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
It was reported that Nwachukwu died of throat cancer and
had been on life support for about two months. However,
her husband has been arrested on grounds of suspected
culpable homicide and that investigation into the matter is
Unconfirmed reports claimed that late Osinachi was placed
on life support after her husband kicked her on her chest
during a recent attack on her.
Reacting to the news surrounding Osinachi’s death, Rev.
“Woman you are not inferior to anybody. Don’t think that
marriage is all that makes you. Please understand that you
are important with or without marriage. Don’t die in any
She also called on those who have spiritual authority over
people to stop telling them to stay in abusive relationships.
“I am not a pastor but a pastor’s wife. I’ve been a pastor’s
wife for 33 years. I want to say this to those of you that are
privileged to have spiritual authority over people, please
stop telling them to stay in abusive relationships and be
praying,” she said.
“If they were your blood relatives, would you tell them to
stay there. How can you as a pastor and someone tells you that ‘my husband is beating me, my wife has brought out a knife’ and you tell the person to stay there, we will be
praying for you. God can never hear that kind of prayer. That is abuse of power.
Speaking further, she said; “submission is not subjugation,
submission is not slavery. The fact that you are the head of a relationship does not mean that you should kill the body in the name of religion”
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