Pastor Emmanuel Abedzir, founder of Paradise Saviour Church of Christ at Amanase-Boketey near Suhum in the Eastern Region, has been nabbed by the Suhum police for allegedly murdering a 30-year-old carpenter, Kofi Red.
As at press time yesterday, the body had been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital awaiting autopsy, while the suspect was in police custody assisting in investigation.
Sources indicate that the albino carpenter was a friend of the pastor with whom he exchanged visits.
Reports said last Sunday at 4pm the carpenter went to the pastor’s house for some chats. The deceased was said to be drunk and so he allegedly slept on a bench in the pastor’s veranda around 9 pm.
According to sources, Kofi Red woke up and purportedly slapped the pastor for waking him up from his sleep. The pastor allegedly returned the slap which ensued in a fight between them.
The pastor, who didn’t control his temper, was said to have mercilessly assaulted Kofi Red, leading to his death at his doorstep.
Pastor Emmanuel, upon realizing that the carpenter couldn’t breathe anymore, reportedly ran away from his house, while his wife and the children were asleep.
The following day Kofi Red was found dead at the doorstep in a pool of blood.
The Suhum Police Commander, Chief Supt. Yahaya Mushiraru, confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE , said a resident (name withheld) in the area came to the police station to lodge a complaint.
Supt. Yahaya posited that the pastor, upon hearing that the police were hunting for him, went into hiding.
According to the police officer, his outfit managed to arrest the wife of the pastor, and Tuesday morning the pastor himself came to the police station with intent to bail his wife when he was arrested.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Amanase
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