It was indeed a sight to behold at the funeral of the late Osei Tawiah, who was allegedly brutalized to death at Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi by some personnel of the Ghana Police Service.
Relatives of the deceased, who have suspected a foul play in his death despite an autopsy report by pathologists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) claiming he died of natural causes, rained all forms of curses on suspected killers of the young man.
The relatives after reigning the curses, armed the corpse with offensive weapons including a machete and a bullet.
Eggs, sponge, a pair of shoes, a cap, pepper and other items were also placed in the coffin of the late Osei Tawiah.
The items, according to the relatives of the deceased are meant to aid Yaw Tawiah in the spirit world to avenge his death.
Nhyira FM’s Kwasi Debrah reported that the items were given to the corpse ‘because he through another person requested that he should be given these items so he can effectively avenge his death.’
Relatives of the deceased were earlier denied the body last week after they had contested the autopsy report performed by KATH.
The autopsy report made public by Dr Osei Sampane, Head of the Pathology Department at KATH on June 1, 2016, said Tawiah,27, died of a heart attack.
Reasons for refusal
KATH explained that the family had by then not complied with procedure and presented the necessary documentation for the body to be released.