Pastor of a Pentecostal Church identified as Pastor Prosper Igboke, has committed suicide by jumping down from a two-storey building after a girl he funded her university education jilted him.
It was gathered that Igboke jumped down from the two-storey building and died instantly after he was jilted by his lover, whom he had spent so much on.
A relative of the deceased who confirmed the development to newsmen on Saturday, 26 August, 2023, said the 30-year-old man from Leru community in Umunneochi Local Government Area, Abia State, had trained his lover in the university, after which she declined his marriage proposal.
“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.”
According to their village tradition, the relative said he was buried in a forest for committing “sacrilege”.
“He was eventually buried on Friday in a bush in his community,” the source added.
As at the time of filing this report, the state police command has yet to confirm the sad development.