Ghanaian pastor Sylvester Ofori shoots wife dead in the US

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A US-based Ghanaian Pastor identified as Sylvester Ofori has reportedly shot his wife Barbara Tommey dead.

According to Orlando police, the deceased, 27, was killed outside her workplace of the Navy Federal Credit Union near the Mall at Millenia, on Tuesday morning (September 8).

Barbara was shot by Sylvester, near the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9 a.m., an Orlando Police Department spokesperson said.

WFTV reports that Tommey was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center shortly after she was sent there for medical attention.

Sylvester Ofori, 35, was taken into custody at his apartment Tuesday evening, the OPD spokesperson said. He is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.

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

“You can tell that she was surprised by what was happening,” he said.

Police previously said Tommey’s shooter was someone she knew.

Ofori’s arrest affidavit was not immediately available Tuesday night.

The Navy Federal Credit Union released a statement on the shooting:

“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.”


Written by GhanaSlayers

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