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African witch doctor shot and killed while wearing bullet proof charm

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  1. Triad

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    'Bullet-proof' man shot dead
    17/12/2003 12:51 - (SA)

    Lagos - 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 said on Wednesday.

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

    "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.
     
  2. swifter

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    By Gawd, its good to see someone with that kind of faith in their products...:evil:
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  3. Triad

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    Yeah, it's a shame he didn't have better quality control.
     
  4. Prodigalshooter

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    Darn, I was gonna get one of those too!:neener: ;)
     
  5. Ky Larry

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    I read an article somewhere that said an African county (Nigeria?) had refused to vacinate their children against polio. They claimed the program was an American plot to depopulate Africa. With mental heavy weights like this witch doctor, I don't think they need any help with depopulation.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Ukraine Train

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    Wow they're smart haha. I remember hearing about some African presidennt that wouldn't acknowledge the existence of AIDS/HIV even though people around him were dropping left and right.
     
  7. larry_minn

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    So did this Dr. work for Second Chance?
     
  8. 7.62FullMetalJacket

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    Somebody forgot to tell the bullet
     
  9. Sactown

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    The gene pool is now a tiny bit better.

    Reading these stories just blows my mind...bad choice of words, but anyhow, it's really amazing that this kinda thing can happen. Why didn't the witch doctor first make an anti-wood club charm before moving up to bullets. If he'd tested the anti-wood club charm all he woulda got would've been a bruise.
     
  10. telewinz

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    And who said medical malpractice suits were only a problem in this country?:D
     
  11. straightShot

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    I wonder if the patient will still get a bill in the mail...
     
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    He should have tried charming the bullet instead of himself.
     
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    This particular debate of science versus religion is settled.
     
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    It's just too bad there's nobody left to sue...
     
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    the witch doctor just forgot one tiny detail,,,

    the charm was made for the other guy and not himself so it couldn't possibly work for him,,,

    details,,,they'll get you every time,,,

    :D

    another post humous Darwin Award nominee
     
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    He forgot one important ingredient in his potion....


    ...Eye of Kevlar. :evil:


    Well, at least the buyer didn't get cheated...;)
     
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    This is far more common in Africa than you'd believe. I know of several cases in South Africa from first-hand experience. The bullet-proof charms / potions / lotions didn't work there, either... :D
     
  18. fiVe

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    Well hopefully it's a little less rife now.


    It's obvious it should've been an anti-cartridge charm. An anti-bullet charm is fine, I'm sure, but it should've included gunpowder, primer, etc.
     
  19. Missouri Mule

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    Blanks .... I said .....blanks......:what: :barf:
     
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    Oops.



    :D



    I must be an evil person - I'm totally lacking in sympathy for the witch doctor.

    :D




    I DO feel sorry for the shooter, though. Not his fault, and he's facing trial.
     
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    Can you say"natural selection".......:cool: :rolleyes:
     
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    Someone should have given the good doctor a book on the Boxer Rebellion. It didn't work in China either.:D
     
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    Run, Forrest run!:scrutiny:
     
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    Perhaps it was a charm for a lesser caliber than the gun was chambered for.
     
  25. telewinz

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    But it was just a little hole, it just needs a little more work.:D
     
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