The Member of Parliament for Tema East has allayed the fears of residents in Tema Newtown following mysterious deaths in the area.

According to Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, the deaths could be attributed to several factors so claims that it is spiritual should be disregarded while the disturbing incident is investigated.

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his comment follows the death of 16 people at Tema Manhean in the Greater Accra Region within 10 days has aroused apprehension in the community.

A traditional priest, Agbafoitse Nii Abor Kome attributed the deaths to a curse on the community and advised residents to undertake spiritual bath in the sea to cleanse themselves.

That resulted in mass trooping of residents to the seashore to carry out the advice, amid fears.

On Wednesday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) dispatched health personnel to the community to investigate the ‘mysterious’ deaths.

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Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Thursday, Titus Glover said the step taken by the Ghana Health Service is a step in the right direction.

He noted that the deaths could be attributed to several factors and, therefore, the council could only appeal to the appropriate agencies to investigate the disturbing development.

The Tema East MP cautioned his constituents not to engage in the supposed spiritual bath in the sea was because it is not sanctioned by the Tema Traditional Council.

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As an immediate measure, aside from the medical investigations by the Metropolitan Director of Health, he revealed that the traditional council is also consulting their gods on the way forward.

Titus-Glover also urged residents to go for regular checkups and do regular exercises to keep fit.