- The family of Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarkolate, the late NPP MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, have denied reports that there is an injunction on the funeral of the former legislator
- According to the family, the court is yet to rule on the reliefs being sought by his first wife
No injunction has been placed on the funeral of late Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, his family has said.
Reports in the local media suggested the first wife of the deceased legislator, Josephine Naana Agyarko, had secured an injunction to halt the funeral.
According to the report, Josephine Agyarko in her writ of summons said following the death of her husband, the other wives and brother of the deceased had sidelined her in the processes to mourn and plan for his burial.
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But the family of the late MP has dispelled such reports, insisting no injunction has been placed on the funeral process.
A statement from the family confirmed that the first wife of the deceased has indeed sought legal action to halt the performance of Mr. Agyarko’s funeral among other reliefs.
However, the statement added, there is yet to be a court ruling on the matter.
The family further said that Mrs. Josephine Agyarko cannot hold herself as the wife of the deceased since they had been separated for over seven years.
“Madam Josephine Baiden was married to our late brother and friend but for the last 7 years has been separated for which divorce settlements had commenced but were not concluded because apparently, Josephine wanted a house in addition to the current place where she lives which was built by Hon. Agyarko. She had earlier been settled with an amount of money and a brand new Car,” sections of the statement said.
According to the family, Josephine Agyarko is only frustrating them in order to benefit from the property of the former MP.
“Madam Josephine Baiden has over this period done a lot to frustrate the family and other loved ones in her quest to benefit from the Late Emmanuel Agyarko’s estate of which she has not been a contributor to in the last years…It’s our prayer that well-wishers and sympathizers would remember the family in this time of pain in prayer,” the statement added.
The late Agyarko passed on in November 2018 while on admission in the United Kingdom (UK).
The lawmaker was reportedly battling with an illness and had been admitted at the Ridge Hospital in Accra before being sent abroad after his condition stabilised.
However, his condition rather worsened leading to his death in the UK. He died at the age of 61.
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