Residents of Offinso-Maase in the Ashanti Region are in a state of shock and fear after some unknown grave looters exhumed the mortal remains of a chief, Nana Kwadwo Marfo a day after he was buried.
The suspects, according to a report, made away with all royal regalia that was used to bury the chief and left the corpse uncovered at the cemetery.
Some residents in an interview with this reporter disclosed that the incident occurred on Sunday, December 17, 2023.
“The final funeral rites of Nana Kwadwo Marfo, the late chief of Wawase, a suburb of Offinso came off last Saturday where he was laid to rest at Offinso Maase Roman Catholic Cemetery. The family informed the next day that the body had been exhumed.
“They rushed to the cemetery only to discover the remains of their chief at the cemetery with the items buried along with him missing, even the royal Kente cloth the family covered the corpse was removed,” a resident told this reporter.
The residents are calling on the security agencies in the area to as a matter of urgency find the perpetrators and bring them to book.