A pastor of a Pentecostal church in Nnewi, Anambra State, identified as Pastor Prosper Obum Igboke has been reported to have committed suicide.
The man of God reportedly jumped down from a two storey-building because he was jilted by his lover.
A relative of the deceased, who wants to be anonymous, said the man had trained his lover in the university, and later declined his marriage proposal.
“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 his age and a pastor can do this.”
The source said according to the tradition of Leru autonomous community of Umunneochi LGA in Abia State, the man would be buried in a forest for committing suicide.
The source added that the man has eventually buried on Friday in a bush as their tradition requires.