A pastor committed suicide after being accused of diverting funds

A 49-year-old minister, recognized just as Bassey, has purportedly sliced his throat after he was blamed by his congregation individuals for occupying stores for individual use. It was learnt that the occurrence happened keep going Monday around 5am on Abari Street in the Mulero, Dopemu region of Lagos. PUNCH Metro accumulated that the suicide was accounted for to the police at the Dopemu divison, and policemen stored his remaining parts in a mortuary, while his wife, called Iya Emmanuel, and child, Emmanuel, were captured regarding the occurrence. It was learnt that the minister had composed a short note, expressing that his family was not complicit in his demise. A police source told Punch that preparatory examination uncovered that the minister was disappointed after he was blamed by the congregation for redirecting the undisclosed aggregate. "The blade utilized by the minister to murder himself has been recouped. He likewise composed that he slaughtered himself. We learnt that he was blamed by his congregation for redirecting cash. He was presumably disappointed on the grounds that his neighbors depicted him as a God-dreading and legitimate individual. We are as yet attempting to discover the genuine sum included," the source said. A neighbor, who distinguished herself as Seun Oladimeji, said the minister had been wakeful in the night, strolling around the entry. She said a note, which read, "I, myself, not my wife", was found in the family's room after his demise. "I don't know whether he (minister) did it due to the cash issue, however he and his wife were cordial. He woke up around 3am that day. I learnt his wife and child, Emmanuel, later beseeched him to about-face to bed. At around 5am, the lady shouted for help. We all accumulated in their room and saw blood spouting out of the minister's neck. "Obscure to the lady, he concealed a blade which he used to cut his throat. Before he kicked the bucket, he composed on a bit of paper 'I, myself, not my wife'. I can say it anyplace that it was not his wife who murdered him. The child was simply crying; he was not himself. Them two were captured." Another inhabitant, who talked on state of secrecy, said the minister and his wife had a decent association with one another, including that she didn't trust his relatives took part in his passing. He said: "Minister helped his wife with her hair before the occurrence. They truly adored one another. Most times, while the wife washed garments, he would be spreading it hanging in the balance." Another inhabitant, Mr. Olatunde Olasunbo, said the minister moved to the territory with his family two years back. "I didn't know his congregation, yet he was God-dreading and extremely pleasant. He was dependably with his book of scriptures. Regardless of the fact that he occupied the congregation reserves, suicide is not the arrangement. He and his wife related like kin. They moved to this zone two years back," he included. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, affirmed the episode by means of an instant message, including that the case had been exchanged to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba. "Case exchanged to the SDCI for further examination," she expressed in the content.

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