DJ Arafat fans who forced open coffin and took photos held by police – AuthenticAfrican

Posted on by Agence France-Presse in Abidjan

Fans of Ivorian singer who died in motorbike crash clashed with police after funeral

Ivorian police have detained 12 people as part of an investigation into the desecration of DJ Arafat’s tomb after fans opened the musician’s coffin to take pictures of him shortly after his burial, according to officials.

The incident took place on Saturday following an overnight funeral concert at Abidjan’s main stadium, where tens of thousands paid tribute to the singer who died aged 33 in a motorbike crash last month.

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