VIDEO – Mortuary man seizes corpse at a cemetery
Wonders they say shall never end. A dressed corpse ready to be buried has been seized by a popular mortuary man at Tema,in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
There was drama at the Tema Community 9 Cemetery on Saturday February 11, 2016 when a popular mortuary man who works with the Tema General Hospital stormed a burial ground to seize a dead body over an amount of GH¢40 balance relatives were supposed to pay him for services he rendered.
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.
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 conduct shocked mourners who had gathered at the graveside to pay their last respect to the deceased.
On course of this embarrassing confusion, family elders in the company of some friends managed to save the situation which paved the way for the deceased to be buried.
Watch the incident as it happened at the cemetery;