U.S based Ghanaian pastor shoots wife to death

Popular US-based Ghanaian pastor, Sylvester Ofori has been arrested by the police for shooting his 27-year-old, wife Barbara Tommey to death. 

The incident occured on Tuesday 8th of September, outside the woman’s workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando. 

According to the Spokesperson of the Orlando Police Department, Barbara was shot by her husband, near the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard some minutes before 9 a.m.

Barbara was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center by medical practitioners, shortly after she was rushed there for medical attention.

The 35-year-old pastor was taken into custody at his apartment on Tuesday evening September 8, the OPD spokesperson said, adding that Ofori is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm. 

During a press conference on Tuesday morning, Chief Orlando Rolón said that the shooting was captured on CCTV. 

The Navy Federal Credit Union also released a statement on the shooting.

The statement reads: 

“This morning, a team member was fatally injured during an act of violence outside our Millenia branch, by a man she knew, according to the police. 

“Our thoughts are with our team member’s family. Our number one priority is keeping both our members and team members safe. We will ensure all team members at the branch are provided with the support they need during this time. Any further information can be provided by the Orlando Police Department.”

Pastor Ofori has according to reports has been abusing his wife, Barbara for a long time. 

Due to the abuse, Barbara was advised by her family to leave Ofori, until Sylvester tracked her to her workplace yesterday and shot her 7 times.

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