Anambra pastor commits suicide after lover jilted him

A Cleric identified as Pastor Prosper Igboke, has lost his life battle in Nnewi, Anambra State.

He allegedly committed suicide after jumping down from a two-storey building in Nnewi after his lover, whom he had spent so much on, jilted him.

The victim was said to have died afterwards, according to sources, before the arrival of wailing residents came to the rescue.

The Punch said the 30-year-old man hails from Leru community in Umunneochi Local Government Area, Abia State, but resides in Nnewi.

The spokesman for the Nigeria Police Command in Anambra State,
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the Command is yet to be briefed.

But, a relative of the deceased told journalists on Saturday that the Cleric had trained his lover in the university, after which she declined his marriage proposal.

The relative 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.

The relative said 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,” he said.

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