The villagers of Ayikai Doblo , near Amasaman , in the Ga rural area were held to a spellbinding and unnatural occurrence when a number of cows , about 50 , refused the orders of its herdsmen !The cause of the unusual spectacle was that one Papa Ahadzie, a native of Nogokpo in the Volta Region , residing in Ayikai Doblo after numerous complaints of cows parading and using his house as a place of convenience and pathway went unheeded, decided to take matters into his own hands . Making matters worse that day , the herdsmen attempted to beat the hell out of him. Papa claimed he therefore had no choice than to cast a spell on the cows . Moments after he was heard chanting in ewe , the animals refused orders from the herdsmen to move out of the house. This attracted a large crowd of onlookers.
No amount of canning or calls would make the animals move or leave the house . Sensing danger at this point , the herdsmen started apologizing to Papa, but he would not yield his stand to spiritually keep the animals in his house. The owner of the cows was summoned to personally apologize and pacify Papa with drinks and money before the spell was removed ! After that, the cows heeded to the calls of the herdsmen once again and left Mr.Ahadzie’s house peacefully!
An elder in the village , Nii Otu, in response to our reporters question indicated that he has never seen such a phenomenon in his entire life . He is 82 years old!
A 45 year resident of Ayikai Doblo , Mr.Okai also noted that trespassing herds on their farms and homes has been a long standing problem!
“ After destroying our crops , these herds come to our houses, leaving behind cow dungs and a lot of mess” , Madam Okailey , 56 , noted. She urged the authorities to do something about the situation.
Source : Nii Dzan , Afuaman .