A Nigerian church has reportedly refused to hold a funeral service for one of their late members.
He has stopped attending service for three years and was not faithful in tithing throughout the period he stopped worshipping with them.
A Twitter user, Kelvin Odanz shared the story in a thread of tweets on the microblogging site but did not disclose the name of the church.
The story has since generated a series of reactions from netizens who claimed the practice is common in a particular orthodox church.
Kelvin said the deceased is the father of one of his colleagues.
He noted that the church insisted that before burying the deceased, his family must clear all his tithe arrears the man didn’t pay for three years.
“A colleague’s father died and their church (name withheld) is refusing to officiate the burial. They claim he stopped attending the church and paying tithe 3 years ago. And if the church must bury him, the family has to pay all the tithe he didn’t pay in the last 3 years.
“I am utterly enraged and disgusted at the hypocrisy and greed that underlies religious practices in this country. At the end of the day, it is all about money even for the most pious of men of God. Fucking greedy exploitative idiots, cashing out on the rot in this country.