Residents of Begoro in the Fanteakwa North District in the Eastern Region are being forced to retire to bed before 10:00 pm for the past two weeks due to a strange spirit causing scare among them.

The strange spirit, according to some local residents, operates from 10:00 pm to 1:00 each night.

The residents allege that when the spirit meets its victim, it compels them to suck her breast and in the process kills the person.

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Some residents who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the spirit was responsible for the mysterious death of a lady found dead in the early hours of Sunday in the Nsobin water reservoir and a man who was also found dead some few days later in the Begoro town.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, the District Chief Executive for the Fanteakwa North District Assembly, Mr Charles Oware- Tweneboah said he was informed about the issue some few days.

He said he had informed the District Police Commander so that he could intruct his men to be on guard.

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Mr Oware-Tweneboah further added that the spirit scare was really troubling lives of residents in the district and has totally destroyed nightlife, affecting businesses at night as the town goes to sleep by 20:00 hours.

Ms Felicia Adonya a Hairdresser in Begoro told the GNA that the strange spirit had affected her business because she had to close earlier than her usual time to reach home before 7:00 pm each night.

According to her the spirit operated mostly at places where there were no street lights and called on the District Assembly to help replace all faulty street light bulbs in the Begoro township.