A senior pastor of a pentecostal church, Prosper Igboke, has committed suicide in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Pastor Igboke reportedly killed himself after his lover of many years allegedly turned down his marriage proposal.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the man had sponsored his lover’s university education with the hope to marry her after graduation but she declined his marriage proposal. He jumped down from a two storey-building after suffering depression.

“The man was 30 years old at the time of his death.


According to the tradition of Leru autonomous community of Umunneochi Local Government in Abia State, where the pastor hailed from, he would be buried in “an evil forest” for committing sacrilege.

“The man was eventually buried on Friday, in one of the bush in the town,” the eyewitnesses added.

When contacted, the Anambra State Police Command spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochuchwu, said he had no such information, but promised to reach out to the Divisional Police Officer, Nnewi.