General News of Thursday, 3 January 2019
The suspect in the murder of a pastor of the Assemblies of God church, Francis Mugnanla Nabegmado, has been taken to the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital for examination.
Francis is being accused of stabbing his uncle and a senior pastor of the Assemblies of God in Tema, Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado, to death last Sunday.
He was immediately arrested by residents and handed over to the police.
The suspect was sent to the Tema District Court yesterday [Wednesday] and was remanded into police custody to reappear on January 17, 2019.
Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado was reported to have been attacked while preparing to leave his inner office to the main church auditorium to preach on December 30.
He died a few hours after being rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Francis, his nephew, was almost lynched after he was apprehended at the scene.
Videos from the scene of the arrest showed the suspect bleeding seriously from his head as a policeman tried to calm the angry men around, some of whom were striking the suspect with their hands and sticks.
One of the angry men can be heard saying “we have to kill him too. We have to also kill him. He has killed a pastor. He used a knife to stab him [the pastor.]”
Another raging man also shouted to the police saying “I swear, make sure you don’t release this guy… Police, if you release this guy, what will happen over here…”
One of the men who apprehended the suspect said he hit him in the head with a bottle when he saw he was armed with a knife.
The suspect was apparently trying to hail a taxi and escape from the area, according to the residents.