A pastor of a Pentecostal church, Prosper Obum Igboke has committed suicide in the commercial town of Nnewi, Anambra State.
It was gathered that the 30-year-old clergyman, who was allegedly jilted by his lover, had jumped down from a two-storey building, dying instantly, ThisNigeria reports.
A relative of the deceased, who spoke under anonymity, disclosed that the pastor had sponsored his lover in the university, after which she declined his marriage proposal.
“The incident happened last month. The man 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 source added that, according to the tradition of Leru Autonomous community of Umunneochi Local Government Area in Abia State, the man was buried in a forest for committing sacrilege.