Slain Otumfuo’s Chief Laid To rest

The late Oheneba Kwadwo Afoduor

THE LATE Otumfuo’s
Asamponghene, Oheneba Kwadwo Afoduor, has been buried according to Ashanti
customs and traditions.

He was buried at the Royal
Mausoleum at Achiase, his hometown, during a private service on Monday night.

Prior to the burial, he lay in
state for two days for mourners to pay their last respects to him starting from
Sunday.

Scores of mourners trooped to the
Asamponghene’s palace at Krofrom in Kumasi to pay their last respects to the late
chief. They included traditional leaders in Asanteman, the clergy, businessmen,
family members, friends and people from all walks of life.

Some of the mourners, especially
people that were very close to the deceased chief, openly shed tears for him.

On the night of the second day (Monday), his body was conveyed to Achiase for a private
burial service.

The Asamponghene was allegedly
murdered by some people, who dumped his body in a car at Ebuom on the outskirts
of Ejura few months ago.

After investigations, the police
became convinced that his friend, Sadat Mohammed, aka Alhaji, had a hand in the
chief’s death.

With support from Interpol in
Burkina Faso, Sadat was nabbed from his hideout in Ouagadougou and he is
currently standing trial.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,Kumasi 

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