The paramount chief of Offinso in the Ashanti region has charged the police to devise a means to tackle the disturbing practice of money rituals and alleged associated killings in the municipality.
Residents are living in fear following the missing of some two people, one of whom was a 4-year-old girl who was later found killed.
The calls for urgent action against the canker of money rituals popularly known as Sakawa in Offinso follows a viral video circulating online which shows a group of young men driving a convoy of luxury cars while bragging that “if you can’t drink blood you can’t be like us”.
According to residents, the trend of young men buying luxury cars when the source of their wealth cannot be ascertained has become the order of the day in Offinso. They said some of them are seen moving naked while carrying caskets at night.
They expressed worry about the lost glory of Offinso which used to be a peaceful municipality with a good reputation.