Three men have been allegedly butchered at Baniekrom in the Ahafo Ano South West District of the Ashanti Region by a 36-year-old fetish priest. The fetish priest, who was only known as Komfo Osman, is said to have entered the Barniekrom neighborhood with a gang and started slashing all the local men with machetes.
The priest severely chopped off four of the victims’ fingers, including a 25-year-old man known locally as Komfo Medal. The two other victims, whose identities have not yet been released, suffered multiple machete wounds. The Mankranso Government Hospital is currently providing care for the three casualties. According to eyewitnesses, the tragic occurrence that happened on Monday, April 3, 2023, was a priest’s revenge strike. The incident was described by locals to OTEC News’ Jacob Agyenim Boateng in unanimity.
“This Komfo Osman came to our community two years ago and since then, our community has not been the same, he has engaged in a number of suspected criminal activities including alleged kidnapping of a girl, multiple cases of beating up community members with his gang and threatening people with live gun among others”
“Just recently some young men believed to be workers of the fetish priest went on rampage and attacked a resident of Barniekrom leaving him with multiple wounds; the boy mobilized some men and destroyed the house of the priest including his gods”. “Komfo Osman came here yesterday with some thugs and started attacking any man the meet on the street. Three men were however butchered by the priest and his thugs”, he explained to the host. The residents after the incident blamed police officers in the area for the unfortunate incident claiming that, all cases of the alleged criminal acts of the priest reported to the police have been left unattended to.