Man tries to assassinate a pastor at church on 31st night

Cutlass Kpone The weapons used by the suspect

Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Source: 3news.com

Barely 24-hours after the killing of Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado of the Assemblies of God Church at Tema Community 4, another assassination attempt has been made on a pastor at the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region

Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado was killed in cold blood at the Church premises by his own newphew whom he had had some misunderstanding with in the past and was apparently resolved.

Meanwhile, the Founder and Leader of the Miracle Healers Mountain Church at Kpone Kokompe, Apostle Ebenezer Nana Asante, was also attacked during the 31st December 2018 watch night service at church.

Apostle Asante was attacked while delivering the sermon for the watch night service in the full glare of the congregation.

The congregation had no option than to run for their lives, but the attacker succeeded in inflicting cutlass wounds on the head of one of the assistants to the pastor.

The victim is currently receiving treatment at the Kpone Government Hospital.

The suspect is also in custody of the Kpone Police assisting in investigations.

Narrating what transpired to Onua FM’s Yen Sempa on Wednesday, January 2, Apostle Nana Asante said in the course of preaching, two firecrackers [knockouts] were thrown into the church auditorium by some unknown persons, and therefore he advised the congregation to be vigilant.

He said moment after, a young man about 36 years, wearing boxer shorts, who had rubbed the entire body with local pomade [nkuto] entered the church with a cutlass and started shouting and menacingly advancing towards the head pastor with an intent to kill him.

Apostle Asante added that the suspect pitched the cutlass at him but he dodged without being hit.

He said the suspect who had destroyed some church instruments, then pounced on a lady who was reading the Bible threatening to slash her throat but she was rescued by some men in the church.

The man of God said the suspect ferociously succeeded in his attack on one of his assistants, inflicting cutlass wounds on his head.

The pastor claimed though calls were made to the Kpone police, for two tormenting hours, they never showed up. It took the intervention of the Dowenya Police Patrol Team to apprehend the suspect.

Asked whether he had any grudge with anyone in the community, the man of God said he does not have any problem with anyone in the area.

He, however, noted that the suspect’s wife and children are members of his church and so does not know what actually the problem was.

Apostle Asante revealed that this is not the first threat on him as a pastor in the area. “This is the third time”, he recalled.

Warned: Graphic picture of the wounded head below

Source: 3news.com
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