Members of the Floodgates of Heaven International Ministries are “devastated” after their Ghanaian pastor was charged with fatally shooting his wife outside her in Orlando, Florida.
A spokesperson for the Orlando Police Department told 18 Karat Reggae that Sylvester Ofori, 35, who leads the church and has more than 60,000 followers on social media, attacked his wife, Barbara Tommey, 27, just before 9AM near the front door of Navy Federal Credit Union on the 4600 block of Gardens Park Boulevard.
A day before the shooting, Ofori also posted a cryptic message on Facebook about the “extreme” side of “loving people.”
“One thing ppl gotta understand about extremely kind, nice, loving people is that their other side is just as EXTREME,” he wrote.
In a court appearance Wednesday, prosecutors told a judge that Tommey’s killing was caught on surveillance video.
There is a video that went viral of Sylvester Ofori threatening to kill Barbera in front of her brother. The brother took out his phone to call the police but she told him not to as she did not want things to escalate.
However, the brother explained that if the husband, who is a pastor, had threatened to kill her, then there is no time to waste.