NIGERIA – Mr. Tunde, pastoring at Deeper Life Bible Church in Mowe area of Ogun State in Nigeria, has allegedly committed suicide after being defrauded of six hundred thousand naira (N600,000).
Information gathered shows that the incident occurred last Friday and has ever since then sparked commotion in the community as many have already fled the area.
According to New Telegraph, eye witnesses said pastor Tunde started a Thrift Contribution business two years ago, after he was sacked from his former company.
“On the fateful day of the incident, the deceased sent his wife on errand, but before she returned, Tunde had emptied a bottle of Sniper into his mouth. The wife returned to meet him writhing in pain.
“The wife later told people that she returned to find Tunde writhing on the ground. She raised the alarm, alerting other members of the community.
“Tunde was then rushed to a private hospital, where he was confirmed dead”, an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said.
Another eyewitness, a neighbour to Pastor Tunde who spoke under anonymity, said he was in his apartment on that fateful day, when he heard the cries of Tunde’s wife. He noted that the woman was screaming for help, causing him and other tenants to dash out.
“I have not heard the woman scream in that manner before. It was unusual. It was when I and other neighbours rushed towards her that we saw the husband on the ground, writhing in pain. We rushed him to the hospital. It was when we got to the hospital that we discovered that he took Sniper.
“The doctor said there was nothing he could do at that particular time. We lost him. The deceased was working in a reputable organisation before he was sacked. In order not to remain idle, he took to thrift collection, and he was doing well. But he was defrauded of his clients’ money. I believe that he took his life because he didn’t want to be put to shame. But killing himself was not the solution. I pray his soul will rest in peace”, the neighbour said.
Some residents also described the pastor as an easy going person in the community.
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