Tears flow at final funeral rites of late 33-year-old trainee pastor

Tears flow at final funeral rites of late 33-year-old trainee pastor

- The final funeral rites of a 33-year-old pastor who was killed by a driver has been held

- It took place at the Trinity United Church on the premises of the Trinity Theological Seminary

Family, friends and sympathizers of late Benjamin Adu Boahene, the 33-year-old trainee pastor who died after he was knocked down by a car, joined hands at the Trinity United Church in Accra on Friday, July 27 for his final funeral rites.

The funeral aw many loved ones throng the church to pay their last respects to late Benjamin Adu Boahene.

The highlight of the funeral was when the 7-month pregnant widow of the trainee pastor read her tribute and sang a song at the end.

Tears flow at final funeral rites of late 33-year-old trainee pastor

Late Benjamin Adu Boahene. Photo Credit: Facebook

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After the funeral rites, the mortal remains of the latte pastor was moved to the Bawaleshie cemetery for interment.

The 33-year-old pastor under training at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, met his untimely death on the night of Sunday July 8, when a car threw him against the wall of a house at Madina Estate, a suburb of Accra.

Credit: Facebook/Lawrence Ntow Kissiedu

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com a few weeks ago, the driver, whose name is only given as Richmond, was reportedly driving without a license.

According to the deceased’s prayer partners who recounted the incident, the late pastor parked his car and strolled to buy some electrical materials and fruits for his wife around the taxi rank close to the District Magistrate court at Madina Estate.

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Eyewitnesses revealed that the driver, while reversing on top speed, knocked the man of God off the road and threw him over a small open gutter causing his head to hit the wall of a house in the process.

The late pastor was eventually caught under the car and it took the screams of some onlookers to cause the driver to stop the car

It took the intervention of a police officer from the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisonal Police Headquarters to save the driver from irate residents who vowed to burn the driver in his car over the death of their neighbour fondly called Paa Kwadwo.

The deceased is reported to have only married in December 2017 and is survived by his pregnant widow, Fafa Adu Boahene.

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According to reports, the police arrived at the scene in a taxi in a bid to apprehend the driver and save him from mob attack.

The angry mob smashed the windscreen of the taxi in retaliation. A police pick-up was called in to convey the mortal remains of the pastor body and has been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary.

Siblings of the deceased are reported to have lodged a complaint at the La-Nkwatanan-Madina Divisional Police Headquarters after the incident.

Coporal Saani Mohammed, the officer on duty at the time of the report told the family of the deceased that the suspect was in custody and was being prepared for court.

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