Nigerian pastor working with the New Baptist Church and a female assistant has allegedly been murdered by an inferno at the home of a jealous lover’s girlfriend.
t the 40-year-old jealous lover, identified as Etifa Obukulubu, on Saturday in Igbogene area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, allegedly set ablaze the home of his girlfriend over suspicion of cheating.
Residents of Igbogene Community, speaking sad event stated that the suspect who is a commercial driver, had waited for his girlfriend to come home, “but maybe on sighting her with a man and another girl, he got angry and set the home ablaze.
“He waited for them to enter the house. And use fuel to set fire around the house. But he did not know that his girlfriend had left gone to sleep with another friend.”
Another resident, who described the suspect as a loner, said the incident shocked everyone in the area, “these lovers were staying three houses apart and no one suspected they were dating.
“It is unfortunate that the pastor and his assistant died in the fire. I was told the pastor was invited to preach in Yenagoa and the estranged girlfriend offered her home for them to sleep so for them to leave early.”
Contacted on the development, the Spokesman to the Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed the incident and said the investigation is ongoing.