This will break your heart: Fresh court document reveals Ghanaian pastor ofori killed his wife just a day after threatening her
A few days after Paakwesiasare.biz broke the news and released videos of the heated argument between Ghanaian pastor Ofori and Barbara Tommey’s brother, it has now emerged that the self-proclaimed prophet shot and killed his estranged wife just a day after threatening to kill her
Fresh court testimonies reveal Barbara Tommey 27,was shot outside her job at a bank near the Mall at Millenia Tuesday morning in the head multiple times
Detectives from the Orlando Police Department contacted Tommey’s sister, who had recorded a fight between the two on Monday.
Tommey’s sister showed detectives the video, in which Ofori threatened to kill Tommey while wearing the same shirt he wore when he shot and killed her, the affidavit said.
In the said video ,Pastor Ofori and Barbara’s brother are seen arguing. Barbara’s family had accompanied her to her enstranged husband’s home for some documents when Barbara was attacked in the presence of her family members. This prompted Barbara’s brother to intervene. In the process, Barbara’s brother accused him of being a fake man of God. Pastor Ofori in response said “if I don’t kill your sister then I am fake.” Althoug Barbara had been advised by her brother to file a police report she declined.
Tommey’s sister and brother-in-law told police the couple was divorcing and estranged, and they identified Ofori as the shooter from a surveillance photo.
That morning, bank patrons who had been waiting for the bank to open when the shooting occurred told officers Ofori was holding a gun while following Tommey as she walked toward the bank.
Tommey knocked on the doors for someone to let her in as Ofori continued toward her. He was within feet of her when he shot her once and she collapsed, the affidavit said.
As Tommey was lying on the ground, Ofori shot her in the head a few more times, witnesses told police. The affidavit did not specify how many times he shot her.
After shooting Tommey, Ofori walked back to his car, a rented Dodge Journey, and drove away “as though nothing happened,” witnesses told police.
Tommey was found lying on the sidewalk in front of the bank with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, the affidavit said. She was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center that morning.
Police found the car Ofori was driving parked near the couple’s apartment on the 6100 block of Raleigh Street and noted he returned home “after killing the victim and after officers checked the apartment complex.”
Ofori was arrested at his apartment Tuesday on a charge of first degree murder with a firearm. He is being held at the Orange County Jail without bond.
A pastor at Floodgates of Heaven International Ministries in Parramore, 35-year-old Ofori advertised himself as a prophet and motivational speaker on Facebook. In the weeks leading up to the shooting, more than 60,000 followers on his Facebook page watched him post photos and captions centering on personal conflict.