Abandoned Coffin Triggers Controversy –

The coffin

Residents of Sege are
struggling to understand why someone would stuff a coffin with cloth and
pieces of paper cut to the various sizes of bank notes and abandon it. 

Believed to be for
ritual purposes, the draped coffin was seen at the outskirts of Sege, deepening
the superstition and hysteria that had come to be associated with such

Station Officer of the
Sege Police Command, Chief Inspector Acquaye Francis told the GNA that
the police took possession of the coffin after a report was made by a local at
around 6:20pm. 

“We found pieces of
papers cut into money size, cloth (calico), salt, bottle that contains a
substance we don’t know, incense and other items that showed clearly that it was
meant for ritual purposes,” he explained. 

He said, “Police do
not deal with spiritual issues but we have been mandated to protect lives and
properties and I believe this might be somebody’s property and we should
protect it.

Some of the community
members were upset upon seeing the casket and wanted the leaders and police to
protect them from such incidents because robbery and murder cases were now on
the rise. 

The assembly member for
the area, Peaceman Ayiku called for investments in the area so that the youth
would be employed and stop believing such illusions.