The pastor of the Central Assemblies of God Church was stabbed to death by his nephew during church service yesterday at Tema Community 4 in Ghana.
Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado was attacked while preparing to leave his inner office to the main church auditorium to preach as Service was ongoing.
According to reports, the 31-year-old suspect has admitted the offence but justified it by claiming the pastor had targeted him for rituals.
The suspect who was arrested with alcohol, turpentine, matches, a knife and a machete, claimed the pastor, Rev David Nabegmado, who is his uncle, is not a true “man of God” because he has been “worshiping lesser gods”.
He said in his confession; “He’s sacrificed all the family and destroyed everybody; he was worshiping a gods in the house, when he was killing the family. I have to go and bring these gods to the house to protect the house. Then he sacrificed the church members two or three in a year.”
According to him, he had planned to burn the alleged deity of Rev Nabegmado after killing him in his office at the church premises Sunday morning just before he stepped into the auditorium to deliver his sermon.
Meanwhile, the Tema Regional Police Command says it has started investigations into the case, noting witnesses have already given their statements.
It said personnel have been dispatched to the house of the deceased as well as the church premises to ensure security.
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