Two remanded for exhuming corpse at New Edubiase
The New Edubiase Magistrate Court has remanded two persons in police custody for exhuming a corpse at the New Edubiase cemetery in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region.
The suspects have been identified as Kwabena Okyere aged 56 and Maxwell Ansah, 39.
The two per reports were arrested on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
This was after a fetish priest alerted the police in an attempt by the suspects to sell the exhumed human parts to him.
They were put before the New Edubiase Magistrate Court on Friday and were remanded.
They are expected to make their second court appearance on February 14, 2023, but in a Circuit Court.
Meanwhile, the buried body of a 30-year-old man, Kojo Edem, was exhumed by unknown people at Awutu Kwa- Larbie in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region, after he was buried on Sunday, December 11, 2022.
Though the suspects are nowhere to be found, residents suspect the body was exhumed for ritual purposes.
They told Adom News they woke up on Monday morning to discover the concrete laid on the grave had been tampered with and the corpse looted.
It was reported that Edem was killed in a cutlass and gun battle in land litigation between the people of Gomoa Akraman and Awutu Bereku about three weeks ago.
Six others sustained various degrees of injuries in the violent clashes.
Three of the injured are from Awutu Bereku while the remaining four are from Gomoa Akraman.