Family fight over Daasebre Gyamenah’s body

Entertainment of Wednesday, 24 August 2016



Daasebre Family MembersFrom left: Uncle, elder brother and elder sister of Daasebre Gyamenah from the Central region

The maternal family of late highlife musician, Daasebre Gyamenah’s has rejected to the burial of the late musician in his father’s hometown at Koforidua in the Eastern region.

The kinsmen from Anomaabo Ndasimaam in the Central region claim, they are entitled to bury the late musician in accordance with the Akan matrilineal tradition.

The late musician died on Friday, July 29, 2016, while on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. But his paternal family objected to the decision to bury him buried in line with Islamic tradition hours after he died.

They argued that the Kokooko hit maker, although he was a Muslim, will not be buried in line with Islamic tradition because he was a royal from the New Juaben Traditional Area.

The mortal remains of highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah will be laid to rest on October 14 in Koforidua.

But the group from the Aduana Abrodzi family stormed Daasebre Gyamenah’s family house at Koforidua Wednesday August 24,2016 for his body.

Reports that reached indicate that he died Friday Morning at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Adom News’ Eastern regional correspondent, Maxwell Kudekor who followed the story said the situation nearly turned chaotic when the paternal family of the late musician oppose the request.

Leader of the delegation, Nana Kwaku Appah in an interview with Adom News threatened to place an injunction on the burial if their plea is rejected. He maintained that Daasebere Gyamenah as a royal from the Central region should be buried as custom demands.

Nana Kwaku Appah has given his father’s family in Koforidua a week ultimatum to release the body or meet him in court.

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