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Funeral turns into chaos as sneaky thief steals phones from mourners

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Our attention has been drawn to an issue that happened last weekend.

A seemingly innocent man attending the funeral of the late Philip Basoah, Member of Parliament for Kumawu constituency in the Ashanti region, was apprehended for his audacious act of theft.

The middle-aged culprit, whose identity remains undisclosed at this time, was arrested on the solemn occasion after stealing three phones from unsuspecting female mourners.

The incident unfolded amidst the somber atmosphere as mourners gathered to pay their final respects to the esteemed MP.

Disguised in funeral attire, the thief skillfully blended in with the crowd, concealing his true intentions. Little did the mourners know that this man, who appeared gentle and unassuming, was secretly plotting to prey upon their vulnerability.

However, the resilience of the victims and the keen vigilance of some individuals led to the swift intervention that exposed the thief’s misdeeds.


One victim recounted her ordeal, stating, “I was devastated when I discovered my phone had been stolen.

Determined to seek justice, I promptly reported the incident to the police, suspecting the man in question. To our astonishment, he dropped his bag when called upon by the authorities.

Inside the bag, we discovered not only my phone but also two others. Justice prevailed, and the thief was apprehended.”

Most of the mourners shed light, revealing that the theft occurred as mourners patiently queued to bid farewell to the departed MP.

Funny enough before he was caught, one witness had actually declared her intent to invoke a traditional curse, known as “antoa nyamaa,” on the thief until law enforcement intervened.



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