Spirituality...taken to a whole new level..

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Nigerian herbalist shot dead as anti-bullet charm fails
Dec 17, 2003

LAGOS (AFP) - A traditional doctor in central Nigeria has been shot dead by a patient who was testing the potency of an anti-bullet charm the herbalist had prepared for him, police told AFP.

Ashi Terfa died when patient Umaa Akor fired a gun at his head two weeks ago in south-central Benue state, police spokesman Bode Fakeye said Wednesday.

"Akor went for an insurance against bullets and contacted Terfa to prepare it for him," he said.

"To confirm its efficacy, the herbalist tied the charm around his neck and insisted that Akor should fire a gun at him. The experiment proved fatal for the herbalist and his skull was shattered," he added. "He died immediately".

Fakeye said the suspect had appeared in court for culpable homicide, but had been release on bail.

"The motive to kill could not be established against the suspect since the herbalist asked him to shoot to test the charm," he added.

The belief in withcraft and charms is rife in Africa.

by Eric on December 27, 2003 | Comments(5) | Psycho Rants

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Another reason to be glad to be an American!

posted by: Beth Donovan on December 27, 2003 07:31 AM

When faced with a bullet to the napper, I'd want a little MORE than a bag of weeds tied around MY neck for protection...people continually amaze me...

posted by: Eric on December 27, 2003 07:35 AM

And people say evolution doesn't work...

posted by: Jack on December 27, 2003 01:08 PM

Damn that gives whole new meanings to the phrase..."you just have to believe."

posted by: Ashia on December 27, 2003 01:51 PM

Con Ron Popiel be far behind?

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on December 27, 2003 06:54 PM