Pastor of a Pentecostal Church, identified as Prosper Igboke, reportedly killed himself after he was rejected by his lover in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The 30-year-old clergyman committed suicide by jumping down from a two-storey building in Nnewi.
According to reports, Pastor Igboke, who is from Leru community in Umunneochi Local Government Area, of Abia State, had trained his lover in the university, after which she rejected his marriage proposal.
The man of God, who couldn’t bear the hurt jumped down from a two-storey building and died instantly, he was buried in the bush according to his state tradition.
A relative of the deceased who spoke with journalists on Saturday 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.”
He was buried in a forest for committing “sacrilege”.
“He was eventually buried on Friday in a bush in his community,” the source added.