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January 18, 2022



Ashanti: Fetish Priest jailed for exhumation of corpse.

Apr 30, 2020

A 27- year old fetish priest, Yaw Michael from Effiduase in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region who attempted to exhume the body of one Francis Kwabena Agyapong has been sentenced into two years imprisonment by the Effiduase Magistrate Court.

The Presiding Judge, His Honour Michael Derrick Ocloo sentenced the accused person after he had pleaded guilty to a charge of causing unlawful damage, contrary to section 172 of Act 29/60.

Briefing DAILY WATCH, Effiduase District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Asare Bediako, said on April 13, 2020, the deceased, who was a form two student of Ejisu Senior High Technical School was shot by some armed robbers when he was going to a building site to mold concrete blocks.

He said, the armed robbers shot the deceased in the abdomen after they had robbed him of his mobile phone and GHS10.00 at a place close to Effiduase Roman Catholic Church. 

According to the police capo, the deceased died the following day at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after he had been referred by the doctors at the Effiduase Government Hospital.

He continued that on April 20, at about 2:00 pm, the deceased was buried at the Effiduase cemetery.

Thirty minutes later, the police had information that the accused person had sneaked to the grave yard of the deceased in an attempt to exhume the body.

However,luck eluded him when some persons who were working nearby noticed him and immediately called the police.

The police quickly rushed to the scene and saw the accused person tempering with some concrete slabs that have been used to cover the grave of the deceased.

When he was arrested and brought to the police station, the accused person alleged that, he had a dream that persons who shot the deceased had put a charm in his coffin to prevent him from hunting his perpetrators.

“The accused person narrated to the police that, the spirit of the deceased had been kept in a bottle placed in the coffin so he was digging his grave to open the bottle to free the spirit so he could avenge,” he indicated.

Meanwhile, Chief Superintendent Asare Bediako disclosed to DAILY WATCH that three persons have been arrested and arraigned before the Effiduase Magistrate Court in connection with the murder of the deceased.

Suspects Kelvin Nyarko Boateng, 21, alias Bush, Muhamadu Ibrahim, 22, alias Survival and Kwadwo Boamah Boateng, 63 have been remanded into police custody to reappear on May 6.

He said that Muhamadu Ibrahim led to the arrest of Kwadwo Boamah Boateng after they had already arrested Kelvin Nyarko Boateng.

Source: Afum David

Last modified on Friday, 01 May 2020 10:33
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