Ghanaian killed as bulletproof magic fails


A Ghanaian man was shot dead by a fellow villager while testing a magic spell designed to make him bulletproof.


After smearing his body with a mix of herbs every day for two weeks, Aberima volunteered to be shot to check the spell had worked.

One of the other men shot Aberima with a rifle and he died instantly from a single bullet.

Angry Lambu residents seized the jujumanand beat him severely until a village elder rescued him, the report said.

Tribal clashes are common in Ghana's far north where people often resort to witchcraft in the hope of becoming invulnerable to bullets, swords and arrows.