- The police in the Volta Region have arrested two men who had visited a shrine in the region to cast a spell on President Akufo-Addo, Otumfuo, and 5 others
- The men were from Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region
- They were reportedly against the creation of the newly proposed Oti Region and so decided to take that action
The Weta Divisional Police Command in the Volta Region have arrested two men who attempted to cast a spell on Akufo-Addo, and some other top officials of the NPP.
The two men, Ebenezer Atsu, 33, and Shepherd Acolatse, 55, had visited a shrine in the region to have ‘juju’ worked on the president and six others including the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom,
They were reportedly against the creation of the newly proposed regions, specifically the Oti Region in the Votla Region, and so acted to put the president and the others under control of ‘juju’ in a bid to stop them.
However, the fetish priest they had visited, Festus Kwashie Babanawo, had passed their backs and reported them to the police after welcoming them peacefully to his shrine.
He had reportedly told the police that he could not destroy the leaders of the country, and so decided to report the suspects.
The two men were arrested on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Weta in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.
A search on them by the police revealed a white paper which had the names of Akufo-Addo, Otumfou, the Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yaw Letsa, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah, the chairman of the Commission of Enquiry on the creation of the new region, Justice Brobbey, the Minister for Regional Reorganization, Dan Botwe, and Dr. Obed Asamoah.
The list also had the Asantehene because the suspects believed that he supported the creation of the Oti Region.
According to the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ebenezer Francis Doku, the suspects were quickly hunted down following the priest complaint.
Upon interrogation, they claimed that the list was given to them by one John, a resident of Ashaiman, who ordered them to send it to the native doctor to cast the spell on the leaders, since they are determined to create the proposed Oti Region out of the Volta region.
The suspects were later transferred to the Regional Police Command in Ho, and are currently in police custody with investigation ongoing.
The regional police commander had recently warned natives of the region to desist from any unapproved acts to disturb the upcoming referendum.
He said the police service in the region was ready to hunt down any person who would misbehave “before, during and after the upcoming referendum in the region”
The creation of the proposed Oti Region has created controversy among the Ewe-speaking people and people residing in the Northern areas of the region, with the majority against it.
It is however unclear how the police intends to handle this case and what offense the suspects could be charged with.
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