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Wednesday, 14 March, 2001, 17:06 GMT
Ghanaian killed in magic bulletproof test

A Ghanaian man has reportedly been shot dead while testing whether a magic spell has made him bulletproof.

A Ghanaian news agency reported that the man, Aleobiga Aberima, from the village of Lambu in northeastern Ghana, had asked a jujuman -- a local witchdoctor -- to make him invincible to bullets.

After smearing his body with a concoction of herbs every day for two weeks, a fellow villager volunteered to shoot him to check whether the spell had actually worked.

He died instantly from a single bullet.

The news agency said angry villagers then attacked the witchdoctor, and beat him severely until he was rescued by a villager elder.

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