A Ghanaian pastor has been arrested for shooting his wife dead in the United States of America.
An Orlando, Florida based Ghanaian pastor, Sylvester Ofori, who shot his wife to death on Tuesday dropped tell-tale signs on Facebook about his unstable mind and violent intent.
Ofori killed his wife, who was identified as Barbara Tommey, outside the Navy Federal Credit Union branch where she worked.
On Tuesday morning, 35 year-old Ofori tracked his wife, 27 year-old Barbara Tommey, to her work place at Navy Federal Credit Union and shot her point blank.
The fatal shooting happened outside of the bank near the Mall at Millenia, on Gardens Park Boulevard in Orlando, according to reports.
Ofori shot Tommey multiple times and immediately fled the scene.
Police said a warrant was served at the suspect’s apartment and Ofori taken into custody.
“You can tell that she’s trying to get inside (the credit union). Unfortunately, he killed her,” Police Chief Orlando Rolon said.
“You can tell she was surprised by what was happening.”
An eyewitness, who only provided her first name as Lisa, spoke with local media, saying Ofori was walking behind her before he brought out his gun and shot her.
“The guy was walking behind her. The next thing I knew, he raised his hand with the gun in it and he shot her.
“I started running and as I’m running, I hear three or four more shots.
“I’m shaken up right now, I’m still shaken up,” she said. The police added that the shooting was captured on surveillance video, adding that Ofori will face a charge of first degree murder with a firearm.
The signs of Ofori’s proclivity to violence were there on Facebook. In his pinned post he wrote on 22 August, he said: “When you start looking at people’s heart instead of their face, life becomes clear”.
Prophet Sylvester Ofori has reportedly been abusing his wife for a long time.
The statement was probably indicative of a sour love affair with Barbara.
On 24 August, he posted: “I truly believe that every single person has to go through something that absolutely destroys them so that they can figure out who they really are”.
Same day, he also wrote, “snakes don’t hiss anymore. they call you babe, bro. or friend”.
The posts were illustrated with fearsome images of a tiger and a serpent.
A day before he shot Barbara, he also dropped this eerie message: “One thing people gotta understand about extremely kind, nice, loving people, is that their other side is just as extreme.”
Then he struck at the bank to kill Barbara. He shot her seven times.
According to Orlando Police, the killing was captured on CCTV.
“You can tell that she was surprised by what was happening,” Police chief Rolon said.
Due to the abuse, Barbara was persuaded by her family to leave him. But Sylvester tracked her to her workplace.
Jennifer Tommey, issued a statement on behalf of Barbara’s family: It is with great sadness that the Tommey family announces the passing of Barbara Tommey.
“She was shot and killed by her husband this morning in front of her Job.
“She was 27 years old. She was a happy person that loved everyone. She loved her family deeply, especially her nieces.
“Please keep the Tommey in your prayers as we try and figure out what the next steps are.