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Fetish priest ‘mistakenly’ shoots woman dead as ritual goes wrong

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Lydia Boatema, a 22-year-old mother of one, was reportedly shot dead on New Year’s Eve by a fetish priest known as Nana Kwarteng, also known as Sampson, according to a story on myjoyonline.com.

According to reports, the event occurred while she was coming from a 31st night church service at Abirem, near Kenyasi in Kumasi.

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Lydia Boatema was driving in a commercial tricycle, generally known as a ‘pragya,’ with her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, when the event occurred at 1:30 a.m. on January 1, 2024.

According to reports, the suspect, Nana Kwarteng, claimed to be practicing god-related rites when he fired numerous bullets from a single-barreled revolver, striking Lydia in the right side of her skull.

The report explains that despite immediate efforts for medical attention, she succumbed to her injuries.

The surviving toddler was rushed to a nearby hospital to undergo surgery to remove pellets lodged in her body.

The fetish priest is reported to have admitted to the crime in his cautionary statement to the Kenyasi District Police Command following his arrest.

 

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