Jealous Lover Burns Pastor, Female Assistant to Death

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A of the Baptist and his female assistant have allegedly been burnt to death by a 40-year-old jealous Igbogene area of Yenagoa Local Government Area, .



Obukulubu allegedly set the home of his girlfriend fire over suspicion of cheating.

The incident led to pandemonium the area as attempt to rescue those inside the building failed because the exit door out of the jammed from outside.

gathered that the targeted girlfriend, identified as Wilberforce, allegedly vacated her home for the deceased and his assistant, who reportedly came from outside the an evangelical mission.

Residents of the community said the suspect (Obukulubu), who is a commercial driver, had waited for his girlfriend to come home, “but sighting her a man and another girl, he got angry and set the home ablaze.”

“He (suspect) waited for them to enter the and used fuel to set fire round the . But he did not know that his girlfriend had left the to go and sleep another friend,” a resident said.

Another resident, who described the suspect as a loner, said the incident shocked everyone the area. He claimed the lovers were staying three houses away and one suspected they were dating.

is unfortunate that the and his assistant died in the fire. I told the was invited to preach in Yenagoa and the suspect’ girlfriend offered her home for them to sleep so that they would leave early the following day,” he added.

When contacted, the for the Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and said investigation was on.