Two students ,Dogyi Kwame and Obio Akwasi, 21 have been sentenced to death in Ghana for killing a pastor in a robbery attack 10 months ago.
Dogyi and Obio ,both cousins and students of Tamale Technical University, were arrested in November 2017 after they attacked and killed 65-year-old Ebenezer Ocran, head pastor of End Time Bible Believers Fellowship, Tamale, at his residence in Kumbuyili.
According to the regional state attorney Mr. Quddus Salia , on 10th November 2017, the convicts forced themselves into the room of the deceased at about 12noon and killed him by stabbing him in the chest with a knife and also fractured his skull with a pestle. They stole a Toyota Highlander vehicle belonging to the deceased after the act and fled.
Starr FM reports that ,Dogyi Kwame, he added, then took the vehicle to Tamale Industrial Area and handed same to a sprayer requesting that he could sell it as low as 10,000 Ghana cedis.
The sprayer became suspicious and alerted the Police who went for the vehicle and later arrested Dogyi Kwame. At the Police station, Dogyi Kwame identified Obio Akwasi to Police as his accomplice when the latter went to the Police Station to visit the former.
Both convicts admitted killing the deceased in their police statements and were subsequently charged with Conspiracy and Murder.
One of the convicts, Dogyi Kwame lived in the same house with the murdered pastor and believed to have masterminded the robbery attack.
The Amnesty international denounced the sentence as “crude and unfortunate” and called on Ghanaian authorities to “put an end to hanging down death sentence to Ghanaians”.