Dojie Kwame, 28 and Akwasi Obio, 21 – both students of Tamale Technical University – have been arrested by the Tamale police for the murder of Pastor Rev. Ocran Ebenezer, head of End Time Bible Believers Fellowship at Kumbiyili near Malshegu in Tamale.
The deceased pastor, 64, and native of Takoradi, was allegedly hit with an object and killed on the spot by the suspects.
The body of the deceased pastor has since been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital for autopsy and preservation.
The suspects reportedly took away a blue Toyota Highlander with registration No.GN 1763-14 with some undisclosed amount of money.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yussif Mohammed Tanko, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, said a complaint was lodged by Ben Asamoah, a pastor of the church, when he detected the crime.
According to him, the District Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service, had information of a Toyota Highlander registered GN 1763-14, being brought to the informant – a sprayer at Tamale Industrial Area – to be re-sprayed and sold and undercover detectives were dispatched to the scene, but the culprit had left the scene, leaving the vehicle behind to be sold.
He indicated that intelligence led to the arrest of Dojie Kwame, who is identified as the one offering the car for sale. He is said to be a co-tenant of the deceased and cousin to t Akwasi Obio – who confessed the crime.
The suspects are in police custody assisting in investigation.
The Toyota Highlander is currently in possession of the police.