Chief of Assin Dansamea farming community in the Central Region, Okufo Twum Beriama IV on Monday June 26, 2017 did the unthinkable when he hired thugs to exhume the remains of a body that had been buried at the cemetery in the area for a week.
His action followed failure by family of the deceased to adhere to his directive for them not to bury in the area until they had resolved all outstanding issues with his palace including a fine that was yet to be paid.
The chief claims the family usurped his authority by going ahead to bury him without following the due processes as he demanded insisting he was justified in directing his boys to exhume the decomposing body.
According to him, the deceased whilst alive, failed to take part in communal labour and once he was the owner of the land in question, he demanded the bereaved families exhume the body that had been buried for about a week.
The deceased who is a member of the Asona family, was reported to have been slapped with a GH¢ 500 fine for his refusal to attend communal labour but did not settle his indebtedness before his death.
Though members of Asona family described the claims by the Chief as false insisting that they have the right to bury their kinsman on the land, he has dared them.