Mortuary man storms cemetery, seizes corpse over GHC40 ‘debt’
The dressed corpse been seized by a popular mortuary man at Tema
There was drama at the Tema Community 9 Cemetery on Saturday February 11, 2016 when a popular mortuary man with the Tema General Hospital stormed the burial ground to seize a dead body over an amount of GH¢40 balance relations were supposed to pay him for services he rendered.
According to some eyewitnesses, the incensed mortuary man in the company of a colleague, while the body was being interred, seized the coffin, open it, picked out the dressed corpse and started heading back to the mortuary.
His reason was that the family of the deceased failed to pay for the full amount and while he was busily preparing other bodies for burial, they sneaked the corpse and headed straight to the cemetery to bury and proceed to perform the funeral.
Fearing he could not retrieve his balance if that was allowed to go on according to a local journalist he did the unthinkable.
His conduct shocked mourners who had gathered at the graveside to pay their last respect to the deceased.
In the ensuing melee, family elders in the company of some friends managed to save the situation which paved the way for the deceased to be buried.