The saga surrounding the burial of late Ghanaian musician, Daasebre Gyamenah, only seems to be getting murkier after the family of the deceased have suggested that they might not attend his funeral service.
Daasebre Gyamenah died on July 29 this year at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. There has been a struggle between the Muslim community and his father’s family in Koforidua over who has the right to bury the mortal remains of the late musician.
The new twist comes after the paternal family of the late musician was served with a writ of summons from the maternal family calling on them to appear before the Koforidua court on September 24.
Both parties (the Muslims community and his father’s family) agreed on a burial date set for October 14, members of Daasebre Gyamenah’s mother’s family are demanding that his dead body must be moved from Koforidua to Anomabo where his mother hails from, for him to be buried there instead of Koforidua.
The maternal family of Daasebre Gyamenah seek to place an injunction on the funeral arrangements because his father’s family in Koforidua have refused to release the body to be buried at Anomabo as their tradition demands.
Speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Hitz FM, Yaw Boateng, brother of the deceased said they had tried to solve the issue out of court with the maternal side of Daasebre's family to no avail. He added that the paternal family was resolved to drag the issue out in court if need be.
He continued, "...in our tradition it is the dad who buries a son. We are willing to meet them at court because that is what they want."
When asked whether the whole dragging of the funeral rites would not disgrace the dead, Yaw Boateng agreed but noted that the maternal side of the family should have thought of that before taking them to court.
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