Nigerian traditional healer shot dead during test of his bullet-proof charm

Mildred Europa Taylor July 05, 2018
A shrine of a traditional healer --- ReliaBuild

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.


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