Mortuary men seize corpse at cemetery over N10k debt
There was drama at the Tema Community Nine Cemetery, Ghana, on Saturday, when two mortuary men from the Tema General Hospital aggressively removed a dead body from its coffin at the cemetery, over the refusal of the bereaved family to pay an amount of GHc 150 as undertaking charges.
The incident, which was a surprise to many, happened in the full glare of family members and sympathizers of the bereaved family, who had gone to lay their dead to rest.
In a state of shock, the sympathizers who had gone to the cemetery to mourn with the bereaved family, stood helplessly, as they looked on while the body was removed from the coffin by the two angry mortuary men.
Just as the coffin was about to be put into the grave, the two mortuary men appeared at the cemetery, and demanded the family of the bereaved paid an amount of GHc 150 owed an undertaker, who had dressed the body at the hospital prior to the burial.