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Source: ghananewsagency.org

Fetish priest remanded for defrauding businessman of GHC8,000

A 38-year-old self-styled fetish priest has been remanded into prison custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court for allegedly duping a businessman of GHC8,000.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and would reappear before the Court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey on August 23, this year.

Police Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei prosecuting said the victim was introduced to Musah by a friend at the Tepa-Zongo, early this month.

Issah Musah is said to have given a covered pot to his victim, Sheriff Abanga and told him that it was full of gold and warned him not to open it until after three days, else a snake would emanate from the pot and bite him.

Musah then ordered his victim to pay an amount of GH?8,000 to enable him buy perfume and other items to perform certain rituals before he could open the pot to find the gold.

He said Musah after collecting the money from the victim, went into hiding.

After several days, the victim became suspicious and opened the pot only to find it full of stones.

He reported the matter to the Tepa police who upon a tip-off, arrested Musah and brought him before the court.