Sylvester Ofori, a popular US-based Ghanaian pastor has been arrested after he shot his wife Barbara Tommey dead.
The incident occurred at the deceased workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
The 27-year-old was shot dead in cold blood.
According to an Orlando Police Department spokesperson, Barbara was shot by Sylvester, near the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9 a.m.,
Barbara was pronounced dead on arrival at the Orlando Regional Medical Center where she was rushed to immediately after the shooting.
The OPD spokesperson said Ofori, 35, was taken into custody at his apartment Tuesday evening and that 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
“Video surveillance, which shows Mr. Ofori not only shoot his wife but then stand over her body and put additional rounds into her head,” the prosecutor said
Ofori Sylvester has reportedly been abusing his wife for a long time, the situation prompted her family who persuaded her to shun the marriage. But the former tracked her to her workplace and shot her 7 times which lead to her death.
An eye witness at the scene identified as Lisa 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.”