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Family Blocked From Burying Chief, Mourners Left Stranded as Food and Drinks go Waste

An interlocutory injunction placed on the burial of Adumhene of the Akuapem traditional area in the Eastern Region over the weekend has left Adum Royal Family disgraced as mourners invited to the funeral were stranded.

Food, drinks, and other expenses made in preparation towards the burial and funeral rite have gone waste

The casket has been kept in the family house as the corpse remains in the morgue.

The burial and funeral rites of the late Nana Addo Panyin the Adumhene (Chief Executioner) of the Akuapem traditional area who died on January 3, 2020, was scheduled by the family to take place over the weekend. He was to be buried in the night of Saturday, August 15, 2020.

However, the plaintiff, Banmuhene of Akuapem Traditional area Nana Kwame Afari who is the acting Adumhene claim the family members of the deceased have sidelined him from any traditional funeral rites leading to the burial contrary to customs.

He also contends that the Adum Royal family failed to inform the Okuapemhene about the burial process hence his decision to stop the burial and funeral rites by placing an injunction on the traditional ceremony.

The Banmuhene through his Solicitor Nkrabea Effah- Darteh secured an order from the Koforidua High Court the restraining the defendants, Nana Appiah Nti – Chief of Tutu-Akuapem (Royal of Adum family House), Nana Afua Nketia Obuo II, Queen-mother of Akuapem Traditional area, Abusuapanyin Kwabena Opare of Adum royal family, Ankobea Awuku Akonor -self-style acting Adumhene from carrying out burial and funeral rites.

Also Joined to the suite is the Administrator of Medicas Hospital Mortuary- where the corpse is being preserved restraining the facility from releasing the body to the family.

The plaintiff contends that traditionally he is the father of the deceased and he is the one to bury the deceased but the family was preparing to secretly remove the body from the morgue for burial rite without his knowledge.





-Mybryt FM

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