This is a riveting triple murder story shrouded in mystery, suspense and traditional intrigue.
The hero, Ohemeng, was a catechist of the Methodist Church and the headteacher of the local school at Nkwantapon, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He was married to the queenmother of the town. His bid to develop the town and reform the custom and practices was vehemently opposed by the elders and the fetish priest. The bitter power struggle that ensued culminated in his murder and that of his daughter. The sole witness to Ohemeng’s murder was also killed.
The story is woven around a labyrinth of cultural practices that are unique to the famous Asante tribe. It probes deeper into the conflict between Christianity and traditional African religion. It reaches its climax with the eventual triumph of Good over Evil.