Prosper Igbokwe, a pastor of a Pentecostal Church (name withheld) in Nnewi, Anambra State, has committed suicide after jumping down from a two-storey building in Nnewi.
According to sources, Igbokwe jumped down from the two-storey building and died instantly after he was ditched by his lover, whom he has been sponsoring.
A relative of the deceased who spoke to pressmen on Saturday, said the pastor, aged 30, from Leru community in Umunneochi Local Government Area, Abia State, had sponsored his lover in the university, after which she rejected his marriage proposal.
He said, “The incident happened last month. The man (Igboke) was 30 years old at the time of his death. His girlfriend, whom he intended to marry disappointed him after seeing her through the university.
“He jumped down from a two-storey building and died. I am surprised that a man of this age and a pastor can do this.”
The relative added that he was buried in a forest for committing “sacrilege” according to their village tradition.
“He was eventually buried on Friday in a bush in his community,” the source added.
The state police spokesman, DSG Tochukwu Ikenga when contacted, said the police was yet to be notified on the incident.
“There is no information like that before me, and I want to also thank you for the privileged information. I will escalate this to the police manager within the area for necessary action, please,” Ikenga added.
- Gov Alex Otti Reacts To Tribunal Judgment - October 7, 2023
- Fake Credentials: Soyinka Dares Accusers To Prove Allegations - October 7, 2023
- Ukraine Vow To Shun UEFA Competitions Featuring Russian Teams - September 27, 2023