Murdered Barbara Tommey’s father begs public to respect family’s privacy

Murdered Barbara Tommey’s father begs public to respect family’s privacy

- The father of Barbara Tommey who was shot dead by her pastor husband, Slyvester Ofori, has spoken

- He said the public needs to respect the family’s privacy as they mourn their daughter

- Mr. Tommey asked that people refrain from the speculation and rumour in the media

- He said the family has not designated anyone to speak to the media on the issue

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The father of Barbara Tommey, the lady who was murdered in cold blood by her husband Pastor Sylvester Ofori, has spoken.

Mr. Tommey said while they appreciate the concern of those who are mourning with the family, the family needs peace, and as such, people must respect their privacy.

To this end, Mr. Tommey wants all speculations, persons granting interviews to the media to explain the events, sharing of footages about the situation, to stop.

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Murdered Barbara Tommey’s father begs public to respect family’s privacy
The late Barbara Tommey and her pastor husband Sylvester Ofori. Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

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He added that the family has never designated anyone to speak on behalf of the family, directing those doing that to stop.

Mr. Tommey said respecting the family's privacy would also ensure that nothing interferes with the police's investigations.

This was gathered by in an official statement signed by the Sampson X. Tommey (Captain Rtd).

Murdered Barbara Tommey’s father begs public to respect family’s privacy
The signed statement by Barbara Tommey’s father. Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

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His statement comes on the heels of news about her daughter being murdered by her husband and matters arising that are all over the media.

Sylvester Ofori allegedly shot the wife after she decided to leave him and end the marriage following many issues.

Ofori was said to have disagreed with the wife and threatened to kill her to end it all.

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In an earlier report by, a video of Ofori making his death threats to Barbara and her brother and sister was published.

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While he was issuing the threat, Barbara’s brother was heard telling her to report the matter to the police, however, it seems she was not able to do so till she met her untimely death. also published the wedding video of Barbara and her husband showing how beautiful and happy they were in the beginning.

The Orlando Police is currently handling the issue as Ofori remains in custody. It has been reported that he faces a possible jail term of 145 years for his action.

The family has held a sad one-week memorial service for the late Barbara Tommey.

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