2 Fetish priests die taking akpeteshie ‘bitters’

By on

Two fetish priests from Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region died after drinking a mixture of Akpeteshie (a locally-brewed gin) and some herbs at Senease in the Berekum Municipality.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana News Agency on Friday that their names are Nana Kwaku Prince, alias Rasta, aged 44; and Nana Kwame Ofori, 40.
Four other victims, also from Techiman, are also on admission at the Berekum Holy Family Catholic Hospital, he said, adding that they and Nana Ofori worked with Nana Prince at his shrine in Techiman. 
Chief Inspector Oppong said on Wednesday, February 7, Nana Kwadwo Obeng, aged 65, the fetish priest of the Tansie shrine at Senease and leader of Fetish Priests Association in the Berekum Municipality, invited Nana Prince to participate in a six-day workshop organised for members of the association at Senease.
He said Nana Prince asked for permission around 0830 hrs the next day to return with his team to Techiman, adding that as customs demands, Nana Obeng instructed some of his subjects to serve them Akpeteshie herbal mixture, locally referred to as ‘bitters’, before their departure.
Chief Inspector Oppong said immediately after they had drunk the bitters, all the six visitors complained of severe stomach pains and started vomiting and were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital, but Nana Prince and Nana Ofori were pronounced dead on arrival.
He said the four – Kofi Isaac, Febri Kwame, Baffoe Mandela and Benjamine Jesse, aged 44, 35, 26 and 76 respectively – are responding to treatment whilst the bodies of the two deceased have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
Chief Inspector Oppong said Kwaku Asamoah, alias K.K; Nana Obeng, alias Okomfo Emmanuel, aged 65; and Kwaku Abebrese, suspects in the case, are in police custody and assisting with police investigation.

-GNA

ABOUT: Nana Kwesi Coomson

[email protected]

A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

view all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson  

ABOUT 233TIMES

233times.com is a Ghanaian media house which serves as a major source of exclusive interviews ,music and video downloads, news and more.

233times.com reports on major events,news covering entertainment, politics, sports, etc from within Ghana, Africa and beyond.

We have a platform for the amateur artistes to portray their staggering talents ...more...

WE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FOLLOW US

facebook twitter youtube google plus linkedIn

To advertise with us or make enquiries, please visit 233times.com/advertise or call +233249455142 (Selorm), +233248185848 (Nana Kwesi)