W/R: Elders exhume corpse following land dispute

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There was a scuffle at Anoe, a farming community near Kojokrom in the Western Region, between some family members who went to bury a deceased relative at a disputed land and some elders after the latter exhumed the corpse.

According to reports gathered by Connect FM, the parcel of land was bequeathed to the community by the late chief to serve as a cemetery but has been sold out by the current chief.

Some youth in the community, however, dissented with the move by the current chief and his elders since residents have to travel a long distance to access the old cemetery for burials.

They, therefore, decided to bury their relative, who recently passed on, at the new place but this did not go down well with some elders of the community.

The elders, therefore, went to exhume the coffin and directed the family to relocate the corpse to the old cemetery.

This led to a misunderstanding since the family decided to rebury their corpse on the disputed parcel of land.

The family has vowed not to allow the elders to exhume their relative again and have since reported the matter to the police.

This land dispute issues must be resolved on time before it’s escalate into something different. The next thing that might pop up is violence among the people leading to lost life’s.

In Ghana, a small piece of land is more important than anything. Our chiefs and elders have hijacked all the lands and you can even loose your life if you ‘trespass’. The police must work with the community in ensuring there is peace even after the reburial.

Why should you bury a relative on a parcel of land that is under dispute. Why didn’t the family go to the cemetery to bury their relative . Sometimes we look for trouble for ourselves. The body should be exhumed and reburied until a closure is brought to the issue

According to reports gathered by Connect FM, the parcel of land was bequeathed to the community by the late chief to serve as a cemetery but has been sold out by the current chief.

Some youth in the community, however, dissented with the move by the current chief and his elders since residents have to travel a long distance to bury their corpse.
So now who is at fault?