Two fetish priests die after taking in "akpeteshi" with herbs

Two fetish priests die after taking in "akpeteshi" with herbs

- Six persons including two fetish priests have died after taking in alcohol

- All victims complained of severe stomach pain just minutes after gulping in some glasses of the liquor

Police at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region are reporting of the death of two fetish priests after sipping some glasses of locally brewed gin also called Akpeteshie.

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The men, Nana Kwaku Prince, known in real life as Rasta (aged 44) and Nana Ofori (aged 40) died on the spot at Senease in the Berekum Municipality after mixing the liquor with some unknown herbs.

Head of police public relations at the Brong-Ahafo Region, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, confirmed the news to the media.

According to him, four other persons who took in the liquor, are currently on admission at the Berekum Holy Family Catholic Hospital. is learning that all six of the men, including the fetish priests, complained bitterly about stomach aches just after drinking the liquor.

Meanwhile, the government has launched the national alcohol policy aimed at strictly regulating the production, distribution, sale, advertisement and consumption of alcohol in Ghana. This will see the abuse of the good old beverage a thing of the past.

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Alcohol abuse remains one of the leading causes of death among Ghana’s youthful population with others feared to be suffering from severe complications of chronic heart, kidney and liver diseases.

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