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Pastor, 40, commits suicide

Pastor, 40, commits suicide

A 40-year-old pastor has committed suicide at Ofaakor, near Kasoa in the Central Region.

The body of the pastor, whose name was given only as Pastor Peter, was found hanging from a nylon sponge, but with his legs touching the ground, raising suspicion over whether he committed suicide or was murdered.

A plastic chair and a kitchen stool were also found near the body in an uncompleted building in which he held his services at the Jesus Healing Prayer Camp.

The Ofaakor District Police said they suspected suicide until autopsy on the body proved otherwise.

The police have since deposited the body at the Police Hospital morgue.

Eyewitnesses

A taxi cab, with registration number GS 8885-11, that he used was found parked outside the gated uncompleted facility where he lived.

According to some residents of the area, Pastor Peter's body was discovered last Thursday morning when some people went to the prayer camp to seek his services.

They said Pastor Peter, who previously held his services at Amasaman, had been in the area for just about a month and so was not well known in the area.

The residents also said he had a wife and two kids.

The police have since commenced investigations into the matter.

"We have taken the body and deposited it at the Police Hospital mortuary, while investigations are ongoing into the matter," the Ofaakor District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Samuel Amfo, told the Daily Graphic yesterday.

He said no family member had shown up 24 hours after the incident and no arrest had been made.