Assemblies of God head pastor killed at church premises in Tema

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover and Della Russel Ocloo
Graphic Online has gathered Rev Dr David Nabegmado died at a health facility where he was taken to for treatment
Graphic Online has gathered Rev Dr David Nabegmado died at a health facility where he was taken to for treatment

The head pastor of the Central Assemblies of God Church at Tema Community Four, Rev Dr David Nabegmado was stabbed to death Sunday morning at the church premises where he was preparing to deliver a sermon.

According to information gathered by Graphic Online, the deceased was accosted by an assailant said to be his nephew while moving from the church office into the main auditorium for the day's service at about 9am.

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Rev Nabegmado was scheduled to minister to the church on Sunday when the incident occurred. 

The reason for the attack is not readily known.


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But Graphic Online has gathered Rev Nabegmado died at the Tema General hospital where he was taken to for treatment.

The police have since picked up the suspect, identified as Francis Nabegmado and has also retrieved the weapon - a knife - which was used to stab Rev Nabegmado. A second suspect said to have aided the attack has also been arrested, Graphic Online has gathered.

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The suspect, Francis Nabegmado (Pictured above) is said to have lived with Rev Nabegmado for some time.

The video below depicts the scene at the church premises immediately after the attack and the suspect was being transported to the police station.

Rev Alfred Kweku Akumbie, Greater Accra East Regional Secretary of Assemblies of God Church confirmed the killing to Graphic Online.

Rev Akumbie said it was the General Superintendent of the Church, Rev Dr Frimpong Manso who informed him that something had happened at Community 4 central church.
He confirmed that Rev David Nabegmado was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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The killing of Rev Nabegmados said to be "a loving and caring pastor." according to Rev Akumbie has brought the issue of security for pastors in the church to the fore.

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Meanwhile, the police have picked up one other suspect said to have aided the attack and retrieved the weapon - a knife - used for the killing.