In the African setting, witchcraft is something that a lot of people believe in despite its superstitious attachment.
Most Africans believe that, witches have the power to make and unmake you, as some even refer to them as destiny changers.
Imagine being hit with a club by a faceless person in a dream and feeling the impact the next morning you wake up. This, is the story of Owura, a teenager in the Ahafo Ano North District of the Ashanti region.
He fell onto the ground the next morning and was never able to walk again, instantly becoming crippled and confined to a wheelchair, unable to do anything on his own after that.
“I dreamt that somebody had hit me with a club; when I woke up I told my mother but she simply said she had cancelled it in the name of Jesus; that same morning I was sent to buy something and I fell on the way and that was the last time I ever walked”, Owura, the elder of the two narrated.
He was in primary class 4 when the incident happened and has since not been in school again.
Few years later, Yaw also fell at school and that would be the last he would ever stand on his feet or do anything on his own.
“I was running to the school park with some friends for the closing parade one afternoon; I felt dizzy and fell and I could not walk again till date; I was in class 3 then and have never been able to go to school again; I have never been to the hospital too”, Yaw recounted.
As to whether or not their condition is mystical or medical, it cannot be proven since they have never had any medical attention because their only brother who doubles as their benefactor is unable to afford the medical care.
It is only a proper medical diagnosis that could establish the cause of their predicament, but the teenagers and their brother, would not rule out a spiritual attack.
In other news, Ghanaian stand-up comedian OB Amponsah has disclosed he was traumatized by the insults and criticisms heaped on him by some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) following a joke he said about the party’s flag-bearer.
The popular comedian during a performance at this year’s edition of Decemba2Rememba mentioned that the name ‘Mahama’ is synonymous with corruption in Hausa.
Deemed an expensive joke, a salvo of attacks hit OB Amponsah on Thursday, December 26 – few hours to his performance at the ‘Night of 1026 Laughs & Music’.
Recounting his ordeal in an interview with GhanaWeb, OB Amponsah said he contemplated calling it quits after the unwarranted attacks on his person after that harmless joke.
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