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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Pastor's wife allegedly commits suicide in Ondo state after saying she was going to the mountain to pray

The body of the wife of a pastor was found hanging in an uncompleted flat in their compound in the Aule area of Akure, Ondo state. The husband of the deceased is now working with police in the state to help investigate the death of his wife.

Opeyemi Babatola was found by her husband, Pastor Adeolu Babatola. She had told him on Friday that she was going to the mountain to pray, however, on Monday, Pastor Babatola noticed a strong odour and flies coming from a room in the building, so he opened the room only to find his wife hanging.

He had not suspected anything when she did not return for three days because it was not her first time of leaving for days to go and pray.

It was gathered from a Police source that the 52-year-old mother of three hanged herself in an uncompleted flat in her residence located in Aule area of Akure metropolis on Friday, Vanguard reports. A family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the woman might have killed herself because of one of her children was in police custody for a crime, and the hearing was scheduled for this week.

The source said: “She told her child and her husband that she wanted to go to a mountain to pray. So since Friday her husband was thinking she was at the prayer mountain praying for the family because that was not her first time of doing so. On Monday morning, the husband went to the back of the other apartment in the house and discovered that there were many houseflies on the window and decided to open it only to discover the dangling body of his wife and he raised alarm.”

The police were informed by the husband of the deceased of what had happened but they could not untie the woman until traditionalists arrived and performed some sort of ritual before they were able to bring her down.

Police spokesman, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said that the husband of the deceased is police custody undergoing interrogation.


Gusau said...

why are so many people committing suicide these days? is the economic situation so bad

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that people are going down that line of suicide? it is bad and we need the government to intervene.

Alloy Chikezie said...

So sad. May her soul rest in peace.

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CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

A pastor yet traditionalist had to perform rituals b4 they were able to bring her down? Was she truly serving God at all? RIP

Long live LIB

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Sweetchild Sweet said...

Have linda check the story.Pastor's wife + night vigil + 3days suicide death in the same compound & traditional priests to perform ritual = 😷...Arrest him

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Oh dear!

... Merited happiness

Chinelo Nnadiekwe said...

I tire ooo
Pastor indeed

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with economy. When you realise that all you've ever believed or given your life to, be it work, relationships, religion is meaningless, it's hard to come to terms with it.

It takes strenght of character to find new values, and new things, to refocus your motivations on, life can and will go on.

People have had to deal with having nothing for a long time, and human nature is perseverance through adversity. For someone to take their own life, it is because they believe there's nothing to live for.

There is no indication that this woman had financial problems, the fact is to the contrary, she's a pastor's wife, they're building a property, and she has a family.

One thing we have to pay attention to, is where she chose to end her the new property, that indicates that she's sending a message to her husband, perhaps that he focused more on material things, such as this property, than her emotional needs.

We need to stop for a moment, and think about those we have the privilege of having in our lives, and be conscious of their emotional needs and struggles.

What you're inferring is that she killed herself because she's hungry, that reduces the complexity of the human experience. She took her own life, because many things had culminated in her eventually deciding, life was not worth living.

Maybe the Pastor has few questions to answer. On issues of Neglect, abuse or infidelity....

alex ndukwe said...

Na wa iooo

Florence Timiala said...

God give life Freely why are they wasting it

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Segun Micheals said...

I'm surprised too.. traditionalist for pastor wife.. e get as e be oooo!

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