After the shocking news concerning the death of Kevin Smith, the leader of the Pathways International Restoration Church, there has been a nationwide breakout of assumptions as to why the Pastor suddenly died while he was on his way to be charged.
The church leader was involved in a car crash along the Bog Walk bypass while being transferred to Kingston for him to be able to attend the Home circuit court, assigned to handle the case. Someone close to the collision area in Bog Walk, however, reported that he had heard the crash and when he went to check the area he found two Police and the Pastor unresponsive.
Attorney at law Valerie Neita-Robertson who was to represent Smith on the case made a statement regarding the entire situation in which she stated that she was not going to talk about the matter but was compelled to do so after things began to escalate.
Neita-Robertson in her comments on the situation expressed that the placing of the cult label on Smith’s Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Church is a deliberate act and an attack on the faith, and decent Jamaican citizens, which can also be interpreted as a threat against all churches.
This particular moment of judgement that the church is experiencing, according to the attorney, can be likened to ancient times when the church underwent persecution.
As such Valerie Neita-Robertson, in her statement which was made to the Jamaica Gleaner said the labels being thrown out at the church, have left its members ostracised with their constitutional rights being breached which she mentioned to not be fair.
These actions by the people according to the well-known attorney who once represented incarcerated Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, is doing nothing but smearing the good name Jamaica has.
Attorney Neita-Robertson stated that the mainstream media, as well as social media, have been some of the main proponents behind members being put in fear and ostracised.
As such the Attorney warned persons that caution must be taken since a similar “frenzy” was the reason behind the killing of a man in St. Thomas, found to be innocent.
So far in the case, otherwise from the confirmed death of the church Pastor, Kevin Smith, one of the male church members were slapped with charges of 1 count of murder and 1 count of wounding with intent and is set to face the court this week.