Suspected wizard is a mental patient
It has finally been established that the suspected wizard, who reportedly crash-landed on the banks of River Okrudu at Kaimebre, a settlement near Kasoa in the Central Region last Wednesday morning, is a mental patient.
The man, according to the police, was receiving treatment at Pantang Hospital but disappeared last Monday from the health facility. Checks by the police at the hospital revealed that the patient, who is called Charles Allottey, was admitted to the mental hospital 12 years ago.
The Kasoa District Police Commander Superintendent Samuel Tabil Punobyin told DAILY GUIDE that authorities at the Pantang Hospital called for the patient after reading the story in Thursday, 28 November 2013 issue of the DAILY GUIDE.
The commander said the victim was manhandled by some residents who claimed he was a wizard because he had some puffy flesh on the breast that looked like a female breast.
“The man could not even talk well whenever he was asked a question by the police.”
Victim has since been transported to the Pantang Hospital to continue his medical treatment.
The suspected wizard looked frail, pale bore protruding breasts like a teenage girl.
His body was smeared with mud from the bank of the river where he was found by two brothers, Liberty Obeng and Innocent Obeng who claimed they found him crying for help.
The two brothers told DAILY GUIDE that the suspected wizard confessed to them that he was in the company of friends, including a medical doctor en route to Cape Coast for a meeting when he was forced down while flying over a church where an allnight vigil was being held.
“When we asked him where he was coming from, the man told us that he was from Akuapem Akropong but was flying to Cape Coast to attend a meeting for witches and wizards” he said.
Charles also confessed that the two puffy protrusions on his chest were breasts taken from his 16- year-old granddaughter and that he normally borrowed them for his night activities.
The two brothers said, not knowing what to do with the suspected wizard, they took him to Pink FM, a local radio station at Kasoa for help.
After the announcement on radio, hundreds of people besieged the premises of the radio station to catch a glimpse of the suspected wizard.
Upon hearing the news, the Kasoa District Police dispatched a number of police personnel to the station to save the victim from being lynched.