Ashanti: Fetish priest incurs wrath of youth for killing cabdriver


A fetish priest incurred the wrath of some youth when he shot and killed a taxi driver on Monday.

The unfortunate tale happened just before 7:30 a.m., at Ntoraku, near Adansi Fomena in the Ashanti Region, according to the police and media reports.

Police report

The suspect, Collins Asamoah, 25, a native of Agogoso who was armed with a single barrel gun had gone to confront a man who resides at Ntroaku, for allegedly killing his mother’s goat but did not meet him.

The deceased, Kwadwo Antwi, 28, who had parked his taxi at the Nkroaku township to solicit for passengers sat about 37 feet from the suspect who was adjusting his folded gun at the time, according to a statement published by police investigators.

“That force was applied by the suspect in adjusting the gun which had an ammunition and its muzzle facing the deceased accidentally discharged hitting the left side of the chest. Deceased was rushed to Benito Mani Hospital by witnesses together with the suspect but died whilst on admission”, the statement said.

Angry youth on rampage

Angry youth who became outraged with the conduct of the suspect went on rampage setting his three bedroom house ablaze. A house owned by the suspect’s mother was also not spared.

But for the intervention of the police things might have been worse, witnesses told The police have however been monitoring the situation on the ground pointing to a planned further attack.

The suspect has been detained with exhibits including the single barrel gun retrieved for evidential purposes, police say. The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue for preservation.


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