The Pastor is said to have previously attempted to kill himself first in January 2013 and then more recently by trying to jump into a canal in the hopes of drowning.
A neigbour, who spoke in confidence, said: “But for his vigilant wife, who reported him to his family members, he would have killed himself last January. His second attempt also failed because those who saw him when he went to a nearby canal frustrated his attempt to drown in the canal.”
A friend of the pastor's family described his action as sad. He said: "It was pathetic to see the dangling body of a church leader who should offer homilies to those contemplating suicide."