- Friends of the Tamale naked rider say he may have been involved in internet fraud
- They say his decision to ride on his bike naked may have been an order from a fetish priest
- The man's father says family had already sought treatment prior to the man's naked daylight ride
Friends and acquaintances of a thirty-something year old man who reportedly took to riding his scooter completely naked in the streets of Tamale have stated that a GHC50 bet is not the reason why the young man "exposed" himself.
According to some of the Tamale naked rider's - who's name is yet to berevealed - friends and colleagues, the young man is allegedly involved in internet fraud, popularly known to Ghanaians as sakawa.
The young man's colleagues related that the reason he went on a ride on his scooter stark naked in broad daylight was probably because his [the naked rider] fetish priest directed him to do so, not because he was on a dare.
The young man's father, who was summoned by the Tamale chief and asked to produce his son, claimed that his son is suffering from spiritual attacks. He has also reportedly said that his family had sought treatment for his son's condition in Makango, in the East Gonja District.
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Earlier reports have had it that the young man rode his bike naked in broad daylight - causing more than a few raised eyebrows - on a GHC50 dare.
The young man's actions is said to have garnered large scale condemnation, with the Tamale chief calling for his arrest so that he could be made to face the consequences of his actions.
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