The Gossiper

PHOTOS: Final Funeral rites of the children who drowned in Apam

The final funeral rites and burial have been held for the thirteen (13) teenagers that drowned at Apam Beach on March 7.

The rites were held amidst the wailing of family members of the victims, sympathizers, and indigenes of the Apam Community.

Pacification rites for the gods in the community were held on Monday, March 15 for the deceased children.

Traditional leaders of the area revealed that following their consultation with the deities of the land is ‘fuming with rage’ and are demanding one big cow, 3 sheep, 12 fowls, 33 tubers of yam, and 3 cartons on schnapps.


The Queen-mother of the Apam Traditional Council, Nana Essel Botchwey, the gods revealed to them during the consultation that they(gods) have been offended and must be pacified.
She explained that the victims strayed into a ‘no go area’ of the sea when they went swimming hence the calamity that befell them.

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