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Smockless JDM on Water Day. Critical News, 24th March 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 24, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

A case from my Grandfather’s archives caught my attention and set me on an aerial trip to Ho in the Volta Region.  It is not a very nice city when you look at it from the Google skies and I will make a trip there soon to see if Google have the right place located on Maps.

The story.  From the Daily Graphic of July 11, 1958, a person was said to have told the Assize Court that he was informed by a fortune teller at Atakpame in the Ho District, that one Bukari, his half brother, was bewitching him, and as he did not want Bukari to kill him first, he was influenced by the devil to kill him.  He acted on heresy and without any proof as to the truth of what he had been told by the Fortune Teller, who might have been paid by another, he killed his brother.  Notwithstanding Defense Council’s plea that his client acted under “insane delusion”, he was sentenced to death.  The Fortune Teller still lives after destroying two lives.  A Ghanaian bench adjudicated this case. Read the rest of this entry »

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