- The Chief of Awutu Traditional Area was almost lynched by residents of Ablekuma
- He was attacked for allegedly burying cow parts on a piece of land that does not belong to him.
- He allegedly buried carried out the burial along with two others because of rituals.
Residents of Osafo Ablekuma, a suburb of Accra, almost lynched the Paramount Chief of the Awutu Traditional Area, Nai Whettey Otabil II, after reports emerged that he buried parts of a cow in Nsumfa for spiritual rituals.
Angry residents of Ablekuma along with the Asafo group of the area directed their anger at the Paramount of the Awutu Traditional Area when reports emerged that the Chief, Nai Whettey Otabil III along with two others, buried the body parts of a cow for rituals on a piece of land that does not belong to him.
According to a report by the Daily Graphic, reporters who visited the sight where the cow parts were buried found blood stains visible all over the place, while the exact burial spot had but sectioned off with white cloth.
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There was also a bowl full of mashed yam mixed with palm oil, along with a bottle of liquor. Obvious signs that a ritual of some sort was carried out on the piece of land.
The angry residents had threatened to lynch and bury the Chief of Awutu, and would have carried out their threat if it wasn't for the intervention of the Chief of Ablekuma, Nii Larbi Mensah, who pleaded with the mob to hand over the Chief of Awutu to the police.
Following his arrest, it is reported that Nii Otabil told police that he had no knowledge of what was buried on the said piece of lane. He rather said he was passing by the place when he saw someone burying something there.
He went on to say that when he attempted get closer to the scene he was pounced on and accused of burying something himself, and also being involved in the rituals.
The Chief of Awutu has since been granted bail and told to report to the police daily while investigations continue.
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