The strange sheep

THE KOFORIDUA municipality in the Eastern Region was yesterday thrown into a state of shock when news of a ‘strange’ sheep with a piece of red cloth around its neck, which was found at the gate of the regional hospital’s mortuary early in the morning, spread like bushfire.

Mortuary attendants at the regional hospital and residents of Koforidua were mystified by the ‘strange’ sheep which was, in the morning of yesterday, commuting between the mortuary and a container shop whose owner died on Monday, January 16 under strange circumstances.

The strange sheep was said to have been dumped at the gate of the mortuary around 11pm on Monday by some unknown persons in a pick-up.

Fire service personnel who were on duty near-by spotted the pick-up in front of the mortuary gate, with some men dumping the big, black and white sheep but the service personnel thought it was a dead person which had been dumped there.

According to DAILY GUIDE sources, after the pick-up had driven off, the service personnel went to find out ‘who’ had been dumped there only to find a live sheep with red cloth around its neck lying motionless.

The mortuary attendant was immediately alerted and he called in one of the security men at the hospital to have a look at the strange sheep, after which they went to the police station to report the matter.

According to the mortuary attendant, Michael Narh, they tried driving the sheep away but it would not budge so they left it at the gate till yesterday morning when they realised that it had moved straight to the container shop which was about 150 metres from the mortuary gate.

Most people believed that the strange sheep had something to do with the death of the owner of the container shop, Josephine Adjo, who died on January 16, this year.

According to them, the one-week celebration of her demise coincided with the sudden appearance of the sheep.

Josephine Adjo, who dealt in sewn clothes and necklaces, was allegedly taken ill three months ago after a court case and died about a week ago.

DAILY GUIDE sources said after the strange sheep voluntarily left the mortuary gate, it went straight to the shop of Josephine Adjo to lie in front of it.

Residents of Koforidua have started reading a lot of meanings into this strange occurrence. Michael Narh, the mortuary attendant, stated, “This is really strange and the first time this has happened here”.

As at the time of filing this report, the sheep was still lying in front of the shop because people were afraid to touch it or take it away.

From Thomas Fosu Jnr, Koforidua

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