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Two Tamale University Students Arrested Over Pastor’s Murder

Written by  Nov 13, 2017
 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.   The two, 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.   According to DCOP Mr Patrick Sarpong the head pastor was murdered with a pestle on Thursday at 10pm by the suspects and his Blue Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number, GN 1764-14 and unspecified amount of money were also taken away by the suspected killers.   The case was reported to the police by another pastor of the church named, Ben Asamoah the 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 police said at a press conference.    The owners had brought the vehicle to be re-sprayed and sold but the mechanic became suspicious and called police.   Police undercover investigators were dispatched to the scene and the informant was 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.   The two, however confessed killing the man of God and are currently in custody for further probe.   Cases of theft and murder in recent times have been on the rise in and around the Northern regional capital but Mr. Sarpong assured the general public of the Northern regional police command's commitment to ending the menace.     By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
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