Two Tamale University Students Arrested Over Pastor’s Murder

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Two male students of the Tamale Technical University have been arrested by police in the Northern regional capital on suspicion of robbing and killing a head pastor.

Dojie Kwame, 28, and Akwasi Bio, 18, were arrested Saturday in Tamale a day after Pastor Ocran Ebenezer of the End Time Believers Fellowship was attacked and killed at his private home in Kumbihiyi near Malshegu in the metropolis.

The head pastor was murdered with a pestle on Thursday at 10pm by unknown assailants, police report stated, adding, his Blue Toyota Highlander vehicle with a registration number, GN 1764-14 and unspecified amount of money were also taken away by the killers.

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The case was reported to the police by another pastor of the church named, Ben Asamoah next day and the body of the 64-year old preacher was taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue.

However, at about 3pm same day, [Saturday] the stolen Toyota vehicle seen in a fitting shop at Lamashegu Industrial area. The owners had brought the vehicle to be re-sprayed and sold but the mechanic became suspicious and called police.

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Police undercover investigators were dispatched to the scene and the informant were made to call the suspects. The two students were then arrested when they arrived after informant told them someone wanted to buy the vehicle.

Dojie Kwame was identified as a co-tenant of the murdered pastor and the one who brought the vehicle and asked that it should be put up for sale.

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He confessed the crime but his cousin and suspected accomplice, Akwasi Abio vehemently denied any involvement to killing the Takoradi native.

The two are currently in custody for further probe.

Police sources also confirmed but said there would be a news briefing on the matter tomorrow, Monday, 13/11/17 at the regional headquarters, to be addressed by the regional commander, DCOP Samuel Sarpong.

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