Axim residents turn dead dolphins to 'Momoni' and smoked fish for sale on the market

Axim residents turn dead dolphins to 'Momoni' and smoked fish for sale on the market

- Some of the dead dolphins that were found on the shore of Axim-Bewire beach have gotten into the hands of some residents of Axim

- They are already preparing the fish to be processed for sale on the market

- They have only vowed to return them to the regulators if they pay them an amount of GHc 5,000

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News reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that the dolphins that were washed ashore at Axim on Sunday, April 4 are already being processed for the market.

Around 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 4, 2021, the Axim Bewire Beach was flooded with large sea mammals believed to be melon-headed whales.

On Saturday, over 25 large sea mammals believed to be melon-headed whales as others preferred to call them dolphins reportedly washed ashore on the shores of the Axim-Bewire beach after a similar incident was recorded on Friday, April 2, at Osu in Accra.

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Axim residents turn dead dolphins to 'Momoni' and smoked fish for sale on the market
Axim residents turn dead dolphins to 'Momoni' and smoked fish for sale on the market Photo credit: Citinewsroom
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According to various media reports, it was the first time such mammals have been washed ashore the coast of Ghana.

Despite the Fisheries Commission and the Food and Drugs Authority's claims that they had retrieved most of the dolphins for burial, some of these mammals are still in the hands of processors.

In a Citinews interview monitored by YEN.com.gh, some fishmongers were found preparing some of the dead mammals for the market.

According to them, they are ready to release them to the regulators on the condition that, they would be paid for it.

One lady who spoke to Citinews said she would need a refund of over GH5,000 as that is the money she spent on purchasing the dead dolphins from those who were selling them.

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Others also feared to turn in the dead mammals to the regulators for fear of being arrested by the police.

In the video interview, a man was spotted busily chopping the dead mammal for processing.

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The most disturbing scene of them all is the fact that dolphins were handled in an insanitary manner as the fishes were spotted lying on the floor.

In other news, a photo of the victim of the 'Kasoa sakawa boys' murder case has popped up on social media for the first time.

The photo shows the 10-year-old boy who is known as Ishmael looking hale and hearty in front of the camera.

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