Wild rumors making waves have it that, young men doing rituals, ‘Sakawa’, now have their attention on fresh dead bodies that are being kept in mortuaries.
A directive from the Ashanti Regional Health Services to all managers of public hospitals is to tighten security at morgues.
Security will be tight for dead bodies being preserved in the various public mortuaries in all parts of the Ashanti Region.
According to reports across the region body parts of some dead bodies kept in morgues have strangely been missing in recent times, resulting in the directive.
The directive was issued in a statement dated Wednesday, April 21, 2021 and signed by the Ashanti Regional Director of Ghana Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang.
In a statement captioned ‘RE: Alert on Missing Body Parts of Corpses at Mortuaries’ was occasioned from the Director General of Ghana Health Service.
“All facilities heads are urged to ensure security at the mortuary and the entire facility premises to prevent the occurrence of such incidents in the facilities,” the statement said.
The Ashanti Regional Health Service did not however, state those behind the missing body parts of corpses in morgues in the written directive.
The Health Service only expressed concern about the missing body parts of corpses and urged the managers of the hospitals to improve security at the morgues to stop the act.