Togbi Kumassah, Secretary to the local funeral planning committee of the Anlo Traditional area, has spoken about the two persons who laid wreaths on behalf of the Anlo State and described the as imposters.
During the funeral of the late Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, two persons dressed in black laid wreaths when the Master of Ceremony called on the Anlo State. These people were believed to be representatives of the Anlo State. However, speaking in an interview to GhanaWeb, Togbi Kumassah explained that no such persons were sent to represent the chiefs of the Anlo State.
“I saw it on the television and could not recognize the person who did that, but to the best of my knowledge, I am the secretary of the local funeral planning committee, I’d have known that the Avadada had delegated somebody to do that on our behalf, which would be very very strange.
“So I think it would be somebody you can call an imposter who claims to be a chief,” he said.
He believes the action was undertaken by persons among the family’s planning committee who wanted to avoid embarrassment that may have happened if no representative came forward.