A pastor of a Pentecostal Church in Nnewi, Anambra State, Pastor Prosper Obum Igboke, jumped down from a two-story building and died instantly after he was jilted by his lover.
It was gathered that the 30-year-old man from Leru community in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State had trained his lover at the university with the hope that they would get married but she declined his marriage proposal.
Speaking to journalists on Saturday, a relative of the deceased 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-story building and died. I am surprised that a man of this age and a pastor can do this.”
The relative further noted that according to the tradition of Leru autonomous community, the man committed a sacrilege for taking his own life and was buried in a forest.
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