- The Nogokpo shrine, is said to be Ghana's most powerful deity
- Many throng the popular shrine to seek spiritual justice
- The Nogokpo shrine was founded by a chief known as Torgbui Sabah in the 1900s in the Volta region
Of what has become popular as Ghana’s most 'powerful' deity, the Nogokpo shrine, evokes fear and leaves many skins crawling with shivers at the mere mention of the name.
Despite being shrouded in mystery, Nogokpo, is a small village in the Volta region, Ghana, and connotes ''stay in peace''.
However, peace does not mean freedom; one cannot access the entire township freely because there are areas that individuals are not permitted to access wearing either shoes or sandals.
It is said that the many who visit the famous shrine, go there to seek spiritual justice from the gods of Nogokpo because they claim the wheels of the legal justice system grinds slowly.
''We always get solutions to our problems anytime we come here,'' one resident told Ghana the Black Stars of Africa.
A regent of Nogokpo, Torgbui Agbodzalu Amuzu, explains that gods of the land do not kill unjustly or harm innocent people but rather, punish unrepentant people whose families pay the ultimate sacrifice of death or get to permanently stay at the shrine.
According to Torgbui Amuzu, the shrine was brought from Agbozume after a misunderstanding between the people and their chief, Torgbui, in the 1900s.
The people of Nogokpo affirm that people can always visit and live with them happily.
However, it becomes problematic when an individual harbours wicked intentions.
At Nogokpo, a crime such as stealing is almost at zero percent because of fear of being severely punished if caught by the gods.
Nogokpo is a small village located in the Ketu South Municipal in the Volta Region, Ghana, along the Trans-West African Coastal Highway and is noted for its shrine.
The Nogopko shrine, was founded by Torgbui Sabah.
Meanwhile, following the arrest of three alleged coup plotters after they targeted Ghana’s presidency, some Ghanaians are mopping the floor with the country's government in a funny twist, using a coup challenge hashtag on Twitter.
Ghana's government in a statement said the plot had ''the ultimate aim of destabilising the country''.
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