Fetish Priest arrested for allegedly shooting taxi driver

The Fomena District Police Command is holding a fetish priest for shooting to death a taxi driver at Ahinsan-Ntoaku, near Dompoase in the Adansi North District.

Kwadwo Antwi, the 28-year-old taxi driver met his untimely death on Tuesday morning, when the gun of the fetish priest, known in the area as Nana Collins Asamoah, suddenly went off and hit his chest of the taxi driver.

He was rushed to a clinic but was pronounced dead on arrival.

An eyewitness, Nana Adom Kofi, who is also a taxi driver, told the Ghana News Agency that, he saw the fetish priest, who stayed at Agogooso, one of the villages in the area, pulled a gun at the lorry station where he and the deceased together with other drivers, were loading passengers.

He suddenly heard a loud gunshot and soon after saw the deceased struggling with blood oozing out from his chest.

Nana Kofi said, the people around together with the fetish priest rushed him to the Benito hospital in the town but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The fetish priest went to the Dompoase Police to make a report where he was detained for investigations.

Chief Superintendent Yaw Ohene Takyi, Dompoase District Police Commander told the GNA that the suspect was in custody while investigations were going on.

Meanwhile, the youth from Ahinsan-Ntoaku are said to have attacked and burnt down the house of the fetish priest at the Agogooso village where he lived with his family members.

Chief Superintendent Takyi said the Police have sent reinforcement to the Agogooso village to help protect life and property.

He called on the youth to remain calm and desist from acts that could bring them in conflict with the law.

The District Commander said the Police were investigating the matter and urged the youth to hold on to peace.

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