The obsession with religion and superstition in this country has a myriad of harmful effects which are not always easy to predict but pretty easy to spot whenever they backfire.
A 19-year-old boy is dead this moment because he believed in the silly superstitions instilled in him since childhood that there are some spiritual powers in this world which can intervene on your behalf if you pray hard enough.
The world doesn’t work that way but most Ghanaians are absolutely convinced that it does, and one of the consequences is a teenager dying through a gunshot wound because he believed himself to be spiritually fortified.
Isaac Mensah, popularly known as Oboy Jesus, has died at the Mampong Government Hospital after shooting himself to prove his bulletproof charms.
According to reports, Oboy Jesus, a resident of Atonsuogya, had boasted to friends that he had spiritual powers which helps him withstand bullet wounds.
To prove his point, he shot himself but unfortunately for him, his charms did not work and he suffered an injury.
He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.
His body has since been deposited to the hospital’s morgue for an autopsy.