Men of the Orlando Police Department in the United States of America has reportedly arrested one Mr Sylvester Ofori for allegedly killing his wife at her workplace.
The renowned Ghanaian pastor who resides in the US reportedly shot dead his spouse, Barbara Tommey, on the early hour of Tuesday, September 8 at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando.
Confirming the report, the spokesman of the Orlando Police Department revealed that Tommey was declared dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center a few moments after she was rushed into the hospital for medical attention.
The police officer revealed further that the 35-year-old clergy has been taken into custody at his apartment, adding that Ofori is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder with a firearm.
“You can tell that she was surprised by what was happening,” Chief Orlando Rolón said during a press conference yesterday, noting that the shooting was captured on CCTV.
A statement from the Navy Federal Credit Union on the horrible incident read thus; “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.”
Naija News learnt that Pastor Ofori has been abusing his wife for a very long time. It was reported that Barbara’s relative had before the incident persuaded her to leave him but that Ofori traced her to her workplace on Tuesday morning and shot her 7 times.
“I’m shaken up right now, I’m still shaken up,” said Lisa who witnessed the horrible shooting.
According to her confession, she saw Barbara come outside to move her car before she was shot.
“The next thing I knew, he raised his hand with the gun in it, and he shot her,” Lisa noted.
She added, “The guy was walking behind her. I don’t know if she knew he was there or not. I started running and as I’m running, I hear three or four more shots.”
“She was always very nice when I came into the bank. She’s very nice, very nice,” Lisa acknowledged of Barbara.
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