A pastor in Owode-Yewa in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State has committed
suicide for being diabetic and nursing a wound for several months without healing. Pastor John Ibikunle, 39, allegedly hanged himself recently in one of the rooms in his house at Alagbon area of the Yewa town.
Daily sun gathered that before the pastor took his life, he had asked his wife to represent him at a
Parent Teacher Association meeting of one of his children. Before his death, John was said to have been troubled that a wound he sustained at a sawmill in the town refused to heal after several months.
A neighbour of the late pastor, who spoke with Daily Sun on condition of anonymity described the deceased as jovial and humble. He said, “As a neighbour, I was shocked to hear that Pastor John took his life with the es-excuse that the wound he sustained early last year refused to heal.’’ He added that initially, he did not believe the story until he got home and the reality of the pastor’s death dawned on him.“His death is still a source of concern to me and I have never thought a man like that, who always preached the words of God to people, could take his life.”
The deceased pastor was said to have taken his life by making a noose round his neck, tying it to a ceiling fan in one of his rooms. It was further learnt that nobody knew about the dastardly act until the pastor’s wife who had represented him at the PTA meeting returned home and raised the alarm.
“It was too late for anyone to stop the tragedy as his lifeless body dangled with his tongue protruding from his mouth. It was a gory sight to behold and I wonder why he had to take his life because of a wound,” a neighbour of the late pastor told Daily Sun.
A police source at the Divisional Police Headquarters at Owode confirmed the story and added that the matter had been transferred to the homicide section of the state police headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta.
I hope this Pastor doesn’t feel the Wrath of God in Heaven for committing Suicide, well God Help us all.
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