Tragedy hit Gomoa Obuasi in the Central Region on Thursday when a fetish priest shot dead a 42-year-old ‘sakawa’ man and injured two others who went to him for juju to become rich, accusing them of being armed robbers.
The deceased, Ibrahim Adam, 42, with his two friends, Kwame Justice, 28, and Thomas Donkoh, 42, all from Agona Swedru, approached the fetish priest for assistance to become rich.
However, after waiting for three months without getting rich, they tried to demand their money from the fetish priest for failing to make it happen.
The body of Ibrahim Adams has been deposited at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital Morgue for autopsy.
The other two victims, Thomas Donkor and Kwame Justice, who sustained serious injuries, have been admitted at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital.
The fetish priest, Nana Kwame aka Obuotuo has been arrested by the Agona Swedru District Police Command to assist in investigations.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE on Thursday, the Agona Swedru Divisional Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kennedy Adusei, said the incident happened around 1:30pm when the three stormed the suspect’s house to collect their money.
According to DSP Adusei, the victims consulted the fetish priest sometime ago to double their money and he charged them GH¢1000 which they readily paid.
The Divisional Crime Officer stated that the suspect gave them the date on which the money would start flowing.
He added that when the aggressive victims, who did not get the money at the expected time, went back to Nana Kwame to demand the GH¢1000 they had paid him, a row ensued.
He noted that the suspect got angry, picked up a gun and started shooting at them, resulting in the death of Adams with the two others getting injured.
The fetish priest claimed that he suspected they were armed robbers.
DSP Adusei said Kwame Justice reported the incident to the police and the fetish priest was arrested.