Residents and traditional leaders in Seikwa in the Tain district of the Bono region have invoked curses on persons who exhumed the mortal remains of the late Chief, Nana Kwaku Adwuah Ankoana.
The residents and the traditional leaders are alleging that the grave looters stormed the palace, stole two stools, and also exhumed the body of the late chief.
They have asked the gods of the land to deal ruthlessly with those behind the incident.
Reporting the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, Nana Kwame said the traditional leaders are outraged.
He said the two stools that were stolen represent the authority of the people and their traditional leaders.
He said one of the stools is usually carried by six people when there is a special event in the area, and it is adorned with gold and other special objects.
Another ‘batakari’ used by the chiefs during wars was also stolen.
Leading the people and other traditional rulers, Nana Kojo Esubonteng stood in the river, poured libation, and performed other rituals, asking the gods to deal with the looters.
He pledged that they would come back and thank the gods with a fat ram should the looters be exposed.
The reporter said, “One of the items stolen that has infuriated the chiefs and the people is the garment they use for war.
The ‘Batakari’ was specially crafted and powerful, and the chiefs and the people were angry and invoked the gods to strike those who committed the sacrilege”.
It remains unclear why the unknown persons stole the items, but the angry residents are hopeful those behind the incident will be exposed.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana