A native doctor from Sekyedumasi in the Ashanti region after concocting his native fortification against gunshots tried to test its efficacy by shooting himself. The “test” that was supposed to be a mere exercise in confirmation ended up with the juju priest hospitalized.
The juju priest Akwasi Addai, popularly known as Nana Tolofasito, escaped death and is currently receiving medical care at the Sunyani Government Hospital in the Brong Ahafo region.
He was said to have insisted that he had fortified himself to the extent that there was no way he could be killed with a gun.
The incident was said to have happened last Thursday and that he ended up in a pool of blood and was first rushed to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital for treatment and later transferred to the Sunyani Regional Hospital that same day.
After receiving initial treatment at the Emergency Ward, he was transferred to the Allied Ward of the hospital where he has since been receiving treatment.
According to a popular Ghanaian newspaper who visited the dread-locked fetish priest on his hospital bed on Tuesday. He refused to speak about the incident.
A female nurse who was on duty at the time of the visit by journalists to the ward also refused to comment on the health condition and other details of the patient.
“Since my client has refused to speak on the incident, I will not disclose any details about his privacy to you”
Sitting beside his hospital bed were three other people with dread-locks who were believed to be either his relatives or subordinates at the shrine. They also refused to comment on the incident.