A GROUP of unkown persons, whose modus operandi, is to steal new coffins, have started a strange operation in Kumasi and become a cause of worry to coffin makers and sellers.
Strangely, these bandits usually target coffin makers and steal their newly made wooden coffins at night to an unknown destination.
The unidentified persons recently struck at Mamponteng near Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, and made away with two new coffins.
The coffins were inside a wooden structure with wire mesh in front, to showcase the coffins, when the thieves reportedly stole them.
The criminals, who operate at night under the cover of darkness to elude arrest, damaged the wire mesh and got access to the coffins.
The hoodlums then made away with two new coffins, but it is still not known where they took the coffins to. The thieves are still on the run.
In a recorded video making rounds on social media, victims of the coffin theft were seen lamenting over their loss, as they cursed the thieves.
Some of the people captured in the video, alleged that the thieves stole the two coffins for voodoo also known as ‘Sakawa’ purposes.
Others also suspected that the current extreme hardship in the country compelled the thieves to invade the area and stole the two coffins.
The latest development has sparked pressure on Kumasi coffin makers, who usually keep their new coffins outside their shops to attract buyers.