Kwabere East: Suspected ritualist amputates hand of a corpse at Dumanfo

By Jacob Agyenim Boateng || Contributor
Social News Kwabere East: Suspected ritualist amputates hand of a corpse at Dumanfo

Residents of Dumanfo, near Mamponteng in the Kwabere East Municipality of the Ashanti Region, are in fear after a suspected ritualist amputated a corpse which has been laid in repose waiting to be buried.

The suspects yet to be identified, according to residents chopped off one of the hands of the corpse and made away with the amputated hand for reasons only known to them.

The funeral procession for the deceased, Clement Osei Kofi, 38, came to a halt after families of the deceased discovered the missing hand in the wee hours of Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Sister to the deceased, Yaa Pomaa in an interview with this reporter revealed that his brother had all his hands intact when they brought him home for the funeral arrangements.

She stated, "My brother was laid in bed when the family decided to keep wake ahead of his burial, the corpse was arranged and laid on the bed for sympathisers to pay their last respect to him as custom demands.

"Most of us keeping wake were tired and so fell asleep. We woke up in the morning and discovered the bed on which we laid our brother had been tampered with. After a thorough check of the body, we saw his left hand was missing".

She noted that the family has reported the incident to police in the area for investigation.