A man, Henry Jegbefume, has reportedly committed suicide in Agbor, in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, after he was accused of sleeping with his neighbour’s daughter.
It was learnt that the 45-year-old Jegbefume, an usher with a Pentecostal church, hanged himself in his room on Saturday.
Residents of Iregwa Street, where the deceased lived, woke up to see his remains dangling from the ceiling of his room.
“Late Henry Jegbe did not always associate with people. We called him pastor because we felt he was one.
“But the news of him sleeping with the child of his neighbour was what we did not understand and now he has ended his life out of shame.
“The man was an usher in a Pentecostal church and was accused of having carnal knowledge of his neighbour’s daughter, a minor, which we think made him to take his life.
“We woke up that Sunday morning to hear that Henry had hanged himself.
“It’s sacrilegious for him to have taken his life. The matter was discussed at the community ruler’s palace, but that does not warrant him taking his life,” a resident in the community told the Punch.
Bright Edafe, the Public Relations Officer of the Delta Police Command, confirmed the incident, noting that the deceased hanged himself in his room.
“His remains have been deposited in the Central Hospital Mortuary, Agbor, for autopsy, while investigation is ongoing,” Edafe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said.