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Court Date Set for Man Accused of Killing Germantown Pastor

April 10, 2015

 

A Montgomery County judge has set a court date for the man who police say murdered a Germantown pastor last month.

   Roland Zinneh, who is accused of strangling Pastor Connery Dagadu to death on March 11, was not in court but Judge Zuberi Williams, along with Zinneh’s attorney agreed to a Felony Dismissal Date of May 8. A felony dismissal date is the date at which the prosecutor must have filed an indictment or other paperwork in the Circuit Court. If this is not done, the felony charges can be dismissed by the District Court.

   Roland Zinneh, 38, of Darby, Pennsylvania, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Connery Dagadu, 57.

   Police say Zinneh killed Dagadu because he believed Dagadu was possessed by demons. An autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the manner of Dagadu’s death was homicide by asphyxiation.

   Zinneh was arrested March 12 after Montgomery County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a residence in the 19400 block of St. Johnsbury Lane in Germantown for the report of an unconscious male (later identified as victim, Dagadu). Upon arriving to the home, Fire & Rescue personnel were met by Zinneh, according to Police.  Zinneh was combative and prevented emergency responders from tending to the unconscious male.  Fire & Rescue then called police for assistance.

   According to police, when officers arrived at the residence, they observed Zinneh in the front doorway of the home; he was pacing back and forth and jumping up and down. When approached by officers, Zinneh retreated into the home and broke a basement window with his hands. After a brief struggle, Zinneh was taken into custody. Police report at this time, Zinneh began to yell, “Demons” and “I kill demons.” Zinneh was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

   Despite life-saving efforts by Fire & Rescue personnel, Dagadu was pronounced deceased at the scene.

   Major Crimes detectives responded to the scene and determined that Zinneh had been dropped off at the residence on the night of Tuesday, March 10. Dagadu, a pastor who regularly conducts prayer services at his house with the B.F. World Impacting Center , was asked to “pray over” Zinneh and help him with his “voices.”  On the morning of March 11, the homeowner heard commotion from the basement and went downstairs. The homeowner observed Dagadu sitting on the basement floor; he appeared unresponsive.  She then called 9-1-1.

   During police questioning, Zinneh stated that on the morning of March 11, he had a physical altercation with Dagadu, who he believed was possessed by “demons.” “I killed many witches,” he later said, according to arrest records. “I do that. I killed them.”   Zinneh who worked as a DJ in Pennsylvania posted a chilling note on his Facebook page at 4:40 pm on Tuesday, March 10, the day he was dropped off at Dagadu’s house. The post, in all capital letters read, “This is your final warning. Repent now or else. Sunday is the dead line. The father God almighty said no evil. All you have to say is Jesus is the Son of God and there is only one true God.”

 

 

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