Shame Drives Church Usher To Hang Himself After Defiling A Minor In Delta

Delta Police Commissioner, Ari Mohammed Ali

By Charles Nwabardi

What could obviously be described as shame has reportedly driven a man, Henry Jegbe, an usher with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Freedom Hall Parish to hang himself in Agbor, Ika South local government area of Delta State.

It was on Saturday July 17th 2021, when residents of Iregwa Street, off Ojeifoh Street and Upper Queen Lane woke up in the morning to know about the ugly incident of a man who committed suicide by hanging.

Since the abominable act, the remaining occupants of the compound where Jegbe lived have deserted the area.

AtlanticNewsonline sources confirmed that the middle-aged man who was an Usher at the Redeemed Christian Church of God but fondly called pastor by neighbours, was accused of having canal knowledge of his neighbour’s minor daughter, a situation that made him to take his life.

The deceased was suspected to have ended his life out of shame and humiliation as he could no longer bear the criticism of allegedly having canal knowledge of his neighbor’s female child (minor) and which was discussed at the community palace.

“Late Henry Jegbe is somebody who is not free with people to tell who he is. We call him pastor because we felt he is one.

“But the news of him sleeping with the female child of his neighbour is what we do not understand and now he has ended his life out of shame”, a source stated.

It was gathered that the late Henry Jegbe hailed from Esan Community in Edo State and a member of Redeemed Church where he was known as an usher and not a pastor as insinuated in some quarters. “Though he was dedicated to the service of God,” a source said. It could not be ascertained as at press time if he was legally married or living alone as at time he allegedly committed the offence.

Meanwhile, the remains of late Henry Jegbe have been taken to the mortuary by policemen from Agbor Police Divisional Headquarters for further investigation.

Contacted, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright at Delta State Police Headquarters, Asaba said: “Not aware sir”.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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