- West Africa
- Justice - Unusual
Reckless drivers forced to wash and fondle corpses
Soldiers at Ghana’s military hospital in Accra have devised a weird way of punishing commercial vehicle drivers who flout road traffic regulations – wash and arrange corpses, clean the mortuary and fondle the breasts of the dead women.
Guards at the 37 Military Hospital believe such a punishment would drive some sense into the heads of reckless drivers who have been driving recklessly and parking haphazardly at the main entrance of the hospital and blocking traffic.
Drivers said the weird punishment started about three weeks ago.
One driver said he was arrested last week and asked to wash corpses and then arrange them at the mortuary for about one hour. Another said he was made to fondle the breasts of a dead woman, adding that he was so frightened that he was not able to work for more than three days.
Kwesi Daniels, a driver, said he was made to carry a dead child on my chest as if it was his live child.
The military authorities said on Monday that they have begun investigations into the claim of the drivers.
Colonel E.W.K. Nibo, head of Armed Forces Department of Public Relations, said the attention of military authorities was now being drawn to the case and it would discipline those found to be involved in the degrading act. Panapress .