A popular Ghanaian pastor identified as Sylvester Ofori has been arrested after he reportedly murdered his wife in the United States.
The incident took place outside the 27-year-old woman’s workplace at the Navy Federal Credit Union, near the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, on Tuesday.
Barbara was shot by the Ghanaian pastor, her husband, near the business’ front doors on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard just before 9:00 a.m., an Orlando Police Department spokesperson said.
Tommey was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center shortly after she was rushed there for medical attention.
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, 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 reportedly been abusing his wife for a long time. Due to the abuse, Barbara was persuaded by her family to leave him. But Sylvester tracked her to her workplace and shot her seven times.