Sege Residents In Fear Over Abandoned “Sakawa” Coffin


Residents of Sege in the Greater Accra region are reportedly living in fear over an abandoned coffin in the community.

The coffin believed to have been abandoned for ritual purposes is causing some level of fear among residents.

The coffin stuffed with cloth and pieces of paper cut to the various sizes of banknotes was abandoned at the outskirt of the town.

Believed to be for ritual purposes, the draped coffin has raised superstitious concerns among residents.

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Chief Inspector Acquaye Francis,  the Station Officer of the Sege tells the media that the police took possession of the coffin after a report was made by a resident.

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

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He continued that “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.

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