A senior pastor at the Central Assemblies of God Church was on Sunday the 30th of December stabbed to death during church service today by his nephew who accused the pastor of sacrificing church and family members.

Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado

The killing took place on Sunday, December 30, at Tema Community 4 in Ghana. According to the local media, the deceased pastor identified as Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado was attacked while preparing to leave his office to the main church auditorium to preach as Service was ongoing.

He was allegedly attacked by his nephew, Francis M.Nabegmado, who lived with him for some time. Dr Nabegmado was rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment where he died hours later.

Francis M.Nabegmado has been arrested by the police for the gruesome murder. A second suspect has also been arrested and is being interrogated by the police.

The suspect allegedly confessed to the crime and claimed he did it because the pastor had targeted him for rituals.

The suspect, who was arrested with alcohol, turpentine, matches, a knife and a machete, claimed Rev David Nabegmado is not a true man of God because he has been “worshipping lesser gods”.

He said of the deceased:

He’s sacrificed all the family and destroyed everybody; he was worshipping 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 the suspect, he had planned to burn Rev Nabegmado’s diety after killing him in his office at the church premises on Sunday morning but he was caught after he stabbed the pastor to death.

The Tema Regional Police Command says it has started investigations into the case, adding that personnel have been dispatched to the house of the deceased as well as the church premises to ensure security.

Watch videos of the aftermath of the gruesome murder below:

Assemblies of God Church pastor was allegedly killed over deity

The prime suspect in the murder of the Tema Community Four head pastor of the Assemnblies of God Church has been identified as Francis Nabegmado; nephew of the late pastor.Francis Nabegmado was arrested when he scaled a wall from the Church premises into the Tema Comm 4 neighbourhood Sunday in an attempt to escape. He was beaten by residents before being handed to the Police.Click here for the full story: Assemblies of God pastor was killed by nephew for allegedly rejecting deity http://bit.ly/2AopzDR via 3NewsGh

Posted by TV3 Ghana on Sunday, December 30, 2018

Assemblies of God head pastor killed at church premises in Tema

Video at the church scene shortly after the pastor was attacked and a suspect was picked up and was being sent to the police station.

Posted by Daily Graphic on Sunday, December 30, 2018

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