A popular US-based Ghanaian pastor has been arrested after he shot and killed his wife.
The incident took place outside the 27-year-old Barbara Tommey’s workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
Pastor Sylvester Ofori ambushed his wife and shot her 7 times, just yards from the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9 a.m. according to an Orlando Police Department spokesperson.
Tommey was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after.
35 year old Ofori was taken into custody from his apartment on 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.
“You can tell that she was surprised by what was happening,” he said.
The Navy Federal Credit Union 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 Sylvester had allegedly been abusing his wife for some time, according to sources close to the family.
Barbara was persuaded by her family to leave him but he tracked her to her workplace yesterday where he shot her.
Watch damning video of Ofiri promising to kill his wife
A woman named Lisa, who witnessed the shooting, said: “I’m shaken up right now, I’m still shaken up.”
She said 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,” she said.
“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.”
Lisa spoke highly of the deceased woman.
She said: “She was always very nice when I came into the bank. She’s very nice, very nice
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