Twelve arrested after storming DJ Arafat cemetery shortly after burial

Police in the Ivory Coast have arrested 12 people who are accused of storming a cemetery in the main city, Abidjan, shortly after popular musician DJ Arafat had been buried, and forcing open the coffin.

The 33-year-old performer, whose real name was Ange Didier Huon, died in a motorcycle accident last month.

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Many Ivorians were shocked by videos on social media showing fans of DJ Arafat removing the coffin from the grave and opening it up to check that it contained the body of the musician.

This followed rumours and disbelief that he had really died.

On Friday tens of thousands of people attended a concert in a stadium to celebrate his life.