- Okomfo Anokye's sword was implanted in the soil more than 400 years ago
- Muhammed Ali, when he was alive, attempted to remove the sword but could not
- A video of the sword was sighted by YEN.com.gh
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In 1964, the late Muhammed Ali attempted to remove the Okomfo Anokye Sword whilst he was on a visit to Ghana but was unable to do so. The sword is at the site of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Ghanaianmuseum.com reports that many topnotch people have visited the site of the sword but nobody has been successful at removing it for centuries.
Okomfo Anokye Sword, as it is commonly called, is a sword that was implanted in the soil more than 400 years ago.
History has it that the popular fetish priest pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword when he pushed it into the ground.
This was in 1695 and until now, the Okomfo Anokye Sword is still in the ground.
The mysterious man who served as traditional priest in the Asante Empire and implanted the magical sword was born Kwame Frimpong Anokye.
He earned the title "Okomfo" when he became a traditional priest. It is believed that the Ashanti state, would collapse should the sword ever be pulled out of the ground.
Watch a video of the sword below:
Traditional priests have been in the news for various interesting reasons.
Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that a lady identified on Facebook as Esi Akyen Ntiamoah has succeeded in scamming an expert scammer known as Naa Tia.
The smart lady Esi shared the story on her official Facebook handle, stating how it all started and how she was able to outsmart the expert.
According to Esi, Naa Tia was the one who started the conversation. She indicated that he mentioned to her he hailed from the Northern part of Ghana and has been helping many people to become financially successful.
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