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.
Currently, grieving residents of Yawkrom are unable to ascertain what might have led to the gruesome action of the assailants.
However, the two gunmen who were wearing nose masks fled the scene entering a nearby bush, reports say.
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.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been lodged with the Manso Nkwanta District Police Command and an official statement from the victim has been taken.
Source: Rainbow Radio