General News of Monday, 11 November 2019
Sacks and polytene bags containing large quantities of various parts of human skeletons have been found in a valley along Akuapem Larteh and Ayikuma road in the Eastern Region.
The human parts were found by a motorcyclist who informed the police.
The Akropong District Police Commander, Superintendent Stephen Tetteh, told Starr News the large quantities of human skeletons were found in the valley when police visited the scene with some traditional leaders in Larteh.
“An informant reported that he saw some human skeletal remains in the valley. So Police accompanied him to the scene about 150 meters away in a nearby bush where some old human skeletal remains were found in a refuse dump. Upon observation and inspection, the remains were in sacks and polythene bags.”
He said investigations have commenced but police suspect that the human remains were exhumed and dumped by estate developers building in old cemeteries or grave looters.
“Preliminary investigations suggest it was dumped there for quite some time. It could not be ruled out that the remains were dumped by grave looters.”
The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sergent Francis Gomado, allayed the fear of residents in Larteh and its environs that further investigations are being conducted to ascertain where the skeletons were brought from before being dumped in the area.