A pastor of Deeper Life Bible Church, a leading church in the world, Mr. Tunde on Friday took his own life.
Eye9ja understands that Pastor Tunde committed suicide after he plunged into depression over N600, 000; a huge sum of money he lost to fraudsters.
The DeeperLife pastor committed suicide at his residence in Atala community in the Mowe area of Ogun state.
The wife of the deceased said Tunde had sent her on an errand but was surprised to see him writhing on the ground; a situation that made her raised an alarm that attracted other members of the community.
Tunde was rushed to a private hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Eye9ja gathered that the DeeperLife pastor committed suicide after he was duped by some business partners who engaged him in a two-years contribution.
One of the neighbours, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he was in his apartment on the 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.
The neighbour added: “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.”
Another neighbour, who gave his name simply as Bayo, said: “The death of the pastor was unfortunate. I believe if he had shared the issue with some of his co-pastors, at the church, they probably would have come to his aid. But the action he took was not the best solution to the problem. I pray that God will receive his soul and take care of the family he left behind.”