(VIDEO) Ghana – Hospital Staff Storm Cemetery Seize Corpse Over Unpaid Money. Tema General Hospital Staff in Ghana stormed the burial ground to seize a corpse over an amount of GH¢40 (N3K) balance for the services rendered. This led to a commotion at the Tema Community 9 Cemetery on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
According to some eyewitnesses, while the body was being interred, the enraged mortuary attendant in the company of a colleague, seized the coffin, opened it, picked out the dressed corpse and started heading back to the mortuary.
According to them, the family of the deceased failed to pay the full amount and while he was busily preparing other bodies for burial, they sneaked the corpse out of the mortuary, headed straight to the cemetery to bury and was ready to proceed to perform the funeral.
A Ghanaian facebook User Efo Maidoff said:
“Some funny thing happen at the cemetery yesterday. A family who did not pay the full amount to the mortuary man to dress their corpse for them but managed to smuggle the body at the blind side of the mortuary men whiles they were busy dressing other bodies . The mortuary men stormed the cemetary , opened the coffin and carried the body away for some friends to cross them and paid the balance. Do you know the amount owed ? GHC 40.00 (N3K). Had to Share !!!”
The funeral later continued following the intervention of some elders and friends of the deceased.