- Grave looting on the increase at the Methodist Church Cemetery with some bodies either burnt or vital parts of the bodies gone missing
- The development has led to fear and panic in Droboso
Natives of Droboso, a community in the Brong Ahafo Region, have complained about insecurity, after some cemeteries in the area were invaded by grave looters.
The Methodist Cemetery, in particular, has been the target of these grave looters, with residents in the community currently outraged by the acts.
Residents of Droboso therefore suspect that the community has been invaded by ritualists, after some bodies were found dug up, with certain vital parts missing.
Confirming the incident to Citi News, Mmerantehene Osei Kofi, who serves as the Unit Committee Chairman of the area, said the scandalous acts have caused residents to live in fear, while lamenting the socio economic deficit Droboso has been subjected to.
He also called on the authorities to help bring the perpetrators to book.
“Apprehending the perpetrators would boost the confidence of the people, and make them secure and therefore I appeal to the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) and traditional authorities to team up and bring an end to the problem”, he said.
He also stated that the Droboso cemetery has different burial sites for Muslims, Catholics, Traditionalists and Methodists, but revealed that the latter had been the target of the said grave looters.
“In recent times, I have been getting reports of such activities going on and so I decided to see things for myself. I went to the place and what I saw was despicable and beats human imagination. They forced and opened one grave at the site for the traditionalist, brought out the bones of the person and burned some parts, took away some vital parts leaving only the skull. At the Methodist Cemetery, they broke five graves and took away what they wanted”, the Unit Committee Chairman lamented.
He confirmed that although the matter had not yet been reported to the Police, the Assemblyman and the Traditional authorities had been made aware of the scandalous acts.
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