Rowdy fans stormed the cemetery in Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan where fallen Ivory Coast singer DJ Arafat was buried and forcefully opened the casket.
According to reports, fans who were unhappy after being barred from seeing the remains of the singer, forcefully opened his coffin, took photos and videos of the corpse and posted them on social media
Authorities have since opened an investigation into the incident that happened on Saturday shortly after the singer’s burial.
“investigations continue for the arrest of all culprits and to locate the responsibilities at all levels.” Mayor of Abidjan, Vincent Tohbi Irié, said
According to authorities twelve people haves since been arrested following the incident.
The twelve have since been charged with forced invasion of the grave of the late music icon.
DJ Arafat, whose real name was Ange Didier Houon, was one of the most popular African musicians in the francophone world, and had been called the king of coupe-decale (cut and run), an Ivorian form of dance music.
The burial was attended heavy hitters in the industry like Koffi Olomide, Fally Ipupa and football legend Didier Drogba.