Oddly Enough

Family buries wrong body at Nkoranza

After a bizarre mix-up at a mortuary in Nkwabeng, a town near Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo region, two grieving families were given the wrong bodies for burial.

Relatives of 65-year-old Madam Abena Gyeke from Ejura Sekyere Odumase discovered the mistake when they went to the morgue for her body.

Her body had been buried by the family of Madam Ama Mpuni, who died at age 95 at Nkwabeng.

Son of the 95-year-old woman, Kojo Antwi said he got a call from the mortuary attendant that he had given them a wrong body to bury.

He rushed to the mortuary and was ushered in to identify a body only to find out the woman they had buried was not his mother.

He added that the unfortunate incident took away their grieve and significance of his mother’s passing away.

Kojo Antwi said they had to exhume the body of Madam Abena Gyeke for her family and later gave his mother a proper burial.

“It’s devastating for me and the entire family that this travesty has happened. We hope this doesn’t happen to another family,” he told Adom FM’s regional correspondent, Koo Ofori.