A Ghanaian church was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. As per iHarare Media, the incident occurred on Sunday, 29 October. During a church service, two armed assailants invaded and robbed the congregants.
The terrifying incident transpired as the pastor delivered his sermon from the pulpit. Out of nowhere, two armed men forcibly entered the premises, threatening the congregation and seizing their possessions. The preacher, in particular, had no respite as the robbers wielded a firearm and forcibly confiscated his phone.
The robbers instructed the congregation to prostrate themselves on the floor while the robbery persisted. One was wearing black trousers, a long-sleeved black t-shirt and white sneakers.
The suspects also abducted one of the church deacons. He is currently missing. SAPS is diligently working to secure the safe return of the kidnapped deacon to his loved ones.
Church members getting robbed at gun point mid sermon in Joburg CBD on Sunday.
— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay) October 31, 2023
Cooperation with the High Commission of Ghana
The High Commission of the Republic of Ghana in Pretoria issued a statement that underscores their collaborative efforts with the South African Police to pursue the culprits. Their primary focus is on ensuring the kidnapped deacon’s safe return.
The local Ghanaian community has been advised to be more cautious. The authorities will update the public regarding any developments in the case.
Social Media Reactions
Swiftly responding to the trending video, social media users expressed a diverse array of opinions. Here are some comments from X users:
@Mluejay: “It’s business. These church people have been hustling people. I think it’s time they hustled them too.”
@AlexMck: “That’s why I’m afraid to attend church services.”
@Am_Blujay: “The Pastor probably behind the robbery.”
Picture: X / Screenshot – RealOlaudah
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