Pastor sets self ablaze, carpenter commits suicide

19 Jul

A pastor in Ekete waterside inWarri, Delta State has set himself ablaze on the popular Udu Bridge near the oil-rich city.

The pastor, PUNCH Metro learnt, had been complaining about family problems in recent time.

A source said on Wednesday that the pastor, who drove himself to the bridge, alighted from his car, took a 20-litre jerrycan of fuel from the booth, and set himself ablaze under the bridge.

It was learnt that before help could come his way, Obaleme, who was married and had children, died on the spot.

Meanwhile, a middle-aged carpenter resident in Asaba, the state capital, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, has reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the river that passes through Anwai area.

The carpenter, a native of Abbi, Kwale, reportedly had a disagreement with one of his lovers.

An eyewitness said the carpenter was seen on top of the bridge in Asaba before he jumped into the river.

It was gathered that his corpse had yet to be recovered.

A source said the carpenter, suspected to be impotent, had been having problems with women in his attempts to get married.

When contacted, the police spokesman in the state, Charles Muka, said he had yet to confirm the two incidents. He promised to get back to our correspondent.

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