The Ahafo Regional Police Command has confirmed the death of a 25-year-old man, Charles Oteng, popularly known as Bullet, at Sankore in Asunafo South District.
Bullet reportedly shot himself to prove to his people that no bullet can penetrate his body, but he died after the incident.
Addressing journalists, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ACP Kwame Loh, explained that the deceased, who is a follower of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), decided to paint the entire Sankore township with party flags as the elections draw closer, so he began fixing them on poles.
According to ACP Kwame Loh, in the course of the exercise, the deceased thought it wise to go back home and wear his ‘ fugu ‘,traditional wear, which he claims was bullet proof.
The deceased went home and returned to continue his exercise with his ‘ fugu ‘ on.
He then pulled out his gun and shot himself to signal to the people around that no bullet can kill him when he put on his ‘ fugu ‘.
The Ahafo Regional Police PRO disclosed that the deceased shot himself twice and started bragging that the bullet could not do him anything.
A few seconds later, blood started oozing from his nose and mouth and died later.
According to the police, the body has been deposited at the Goaso Government Hospital morgue.
From Sammy Asare, Ahafo Region