A clergyman identified as Pastor Prosper Obum Igboke has committed suicide in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The deceased who is a pastor of a Pentecostal church reportedly jumped down from a two storey-building after he was jilted by his lover.
A relative of the deceased, who spoke to Daily Post under anonymity, said the man had trained his lover at the university, after which she 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,
Speaking further, 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 sacrilege.
The man was eventually buried, yesterday, Friday, in a bush, the source added.
Anambra State Police Command Rewards Female Officer Who Rejected Bribe With N250,000
Meanwhile, The Anambra State Police Command has rewarded a female officer, Inspector Charity Oyor, who rejected a bribe offered to her by a transporter for stolen goods.
Bahdstreetvibes learnt that the inspector on duty in Onitsha saw a vehicle laden with cables and decided to flag it down.
The police officer was offered a bribe, but she rejected it and invited operatives who later found out the goods were stolen.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a press release, said the policewoman got N250,000 as a reward from the Police commissioner for a diligent job.
Ikenga wrote: “The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye has awarded a cash sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira N250,000 to a Police woman serving in Main Market Division, Onitsha.
The Policewoman, Inspector Charity Oyor who was on traffic duty in the market on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2023, saw a shuttle bus carrying six heavy bundles of stripped armoured cable suspected to have been stolen driving past.
“She stopped the driver and inquired about the consignment from the purported owner who, rather than explain how he came to be in possession of the cable, offered her a bribe which she rejected.
“The Police Inspector put a call across to her DPO Superintendent Joy Chidinma Ikpeama who led Police Personnel to the scene and arrested the suspect. The cable was impounded and taken to the Station for investigation.
At the station the suspect again offered a sum of N500,000 to be allowed to go. This was rejected by the officers. The DPO promptly briefed the Commissioner of Police on the arrest and recovery.”
Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police had ordered State CID Awka to take over the case to investigate where the used cables came from.
At the presentation of the cash award in the commissioner’s office on Friday, Adeoye commended the DPO for providing exemplary leadership and Inspector Charity Oyor’s uprightness.
He urged all Personnel in the Command to always uphold the profession’s ethics by refusing to be compromised in discharging their duties.
The DPO thanked the Commissioner of Police for leading by personal example and said his leadership inspired her personnel.