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General News of Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Source: YEN

Natives of Sogakope claim to have captured a dwarf god

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Sogakope, a town in the Volta Region was thrown into disarray after some locals claimed they had arrested a "dwarf god".

If the sentence above reads preposterous to you, it is because it most likely is.

A Facebook user, one Icon Joseph, shared photos and videos showing a group of locals parading someone they claimed to be a "dwarf god" around the streets of Sogakope.

In Ghana, as according to local lore, dwarfs (known as mmoetia in Akan) are considered "spiritual" beings and are often worshipped by some people.

In other parts of Ghana, they are said to live in the forest and are quite proficient in the use of herbs.

They supposedly specialize in working with nature spirits for healing body, mind and spirit and to address personal, family, social, financial and environmental issues.

They can be playful, mischievous generally, or very cruel to evil doers and those who try to ignore them.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that the local would think they had arrested a "god".

However, a closer examination of the photos and video, shows that the "dwarf god" could not have been more than a disoriented midget who might be in dire need of medical attention.

But this didn't stop people thronging to catch a glimpse of the "spiritual" feat for whatever reasons they deemed fit.

This not the first time Ghanaians have cried "spiritual" in a situation where medical attention was required.

In August 2016, several media houses in Ghana reported a case of a "flying witch crash landing in Madina".

On further investigation, it was found out that the woman was suffering from a prolapsed uterus and slight disorientation.

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