Dead body missing from morgue found in another village in the Volta Region

Dead body missing from morgue found in another village in the Volta Region

- A 95-year-old woman whose body went missing was found buried in another village

- According to a family source, the mortuary officials looked for the body for hours on the day it was scheduled to be retrieved from the hospital but did not find it

- It was later discovered that the body had been taken by an unknown individual and buried in another village in the Volta Region

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The body of a deceased 95-year-old woman that was kept at a hospital in the Volta Region went missing when the family decided to go for it and perform her funeral rites.

According to myjoyonline.com, the deceased was supposed to be buried on July 11, 2020, but that was not to be as the body could not be located on July 10, 2020 at the mortuary.

It is reported that the confusion led to hours of searching at the mortuary, with dozens of bodies brought out for identification, which unfortunately produced no positive results.

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Dead body missing from morgue found in another village in the Volta Region

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The burial and funeral rites of the 95-year-old woman were put on hold as the family members, who had gone to retrieve the body at the morgue, were unable to find it.

A family source said:

"Eventually, we had to return home not knowing what to do next. The body was deposited at the facility about four months to the time we had gone there to retrieve it, and we were sure of where exactly it was kept so everybody was shocked that the body could not be found."

After all hopes of finding the 95-year-old's body were lost, the family got a call that the remains had been claimed and buried in another village by an unknown individual.

The body was finally exhumed and returned to its rightful owners for burial.

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Meanwhile, inspector Joseph Asitanga, the leader of the novel coronavirus burial team in Ghana, has revealed that his team has been overwhelmed by the increasing number of bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients.

The inspector made the rather shocking revelation according to a report gathered by Adomonline.com and sighted by YEN.com.gh.

According to him, a lot more bodies are still in waiting after some 97 have already been buried. Updates on the Ghana Health Service (GES) website put Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll at 206 as of August 9.

In other news, a Ghanaian gospel singer popularly known in his circles as Elder-Professor Kofito says he has been in music for 19 years but has never been called for any popular shows.

In an interview with SV TV sighted by YEN.com.gh on the organisation's YouTube channel, the singer indicates that he has made 16 albums since he started recording his songs in 2001.

When asked what had caused him to be an underground singer for so long with all his hard work, the singer, who admits he imitates renowned singer Osei Bonsu, attributed it to a number of factors.

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