Chinaka Adoezuwe, a traditional healer in Nigeria, was confident of his bullet-proof charms when he asked one of his customers to test their effectiveness on him.
But things did not go as expected for the 26-year-old healer after he ended up being shot dead.
Adoezuwe was killed in the country’s south-eastern Imo state wearing the charms around his neck.
Police have since arrested the shooter, Chukwudi Ijezie, on suspicion of murder.
An eyewitness told a local newspaper the Punch that: “A young man had gone to [the healer] to prepare bullet-proof charms for him, which the native doctor did.
“To prove the efficacy of the new charms, [he] positioned and handed over a gun to his customer. Tragedy struck.”
There have been recent reports of people being shot dead while trying to prove the effectiveness of their ‘bullet-proof’ charms.
In January, police arrested a traditional medicine seller after a man drank a so-called bullet-repelling liquid and was later shot dead.
The victim had been assured that he would not die if he was shot.