Residents of Yawkrom near Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region were thrown into a state of shock when news broke out that assailants have shot the head Pastor of End Time Evangelical Ministry, Isaac Opoku.
Reports say, the victim was shot at a close range by the assailants when he was preparing for a church service.
The unknown attackers had entered the church premises wanting to see the pastor for counseling. They walked directly to the victim and inquired from him whether he was Isaac Opoku.
Recounting the incident, an eyewitness Kaakyire Amoako explained that, as soon as the pastor confirmed his name, one of the robbers asked him to say his last prayer before he would shoot him.
He alleged that the preacher was dumbfounded, obliged to the request of the assailant, bowed his head and started muttering some words.
After praying he raised his head only to be shot in the chest by one of the criminals, while the other who was also armed with a gun, stood outside surveying the area.
The two gunmen were reported to have fled the scene entering a nearby bush.
The victim was rushed to the St. Martins Hospital at Agroyesum for medical attention when desperate cries by some terrified church members attracted people to the church.
The Manso Nkwanta District Police Command has started investigations into the issue.