A man who reportedly killed his mother-in-law and proceeded to kill himself at Apremdo, in the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region has been banned from being buried.
According to 3News, the decision was made by the Apremdo Divisional Council not to allow the young man to be buried at the town’s cemetery.
3News, giving a background account of the report, revealed that Emmanuel Kwofie, 33, domiciled in Spain, had come home for holidays but killed his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Nkrumah, aged 66, at Apremdo and committed suicide.
The incident, which happened on Sunday, August 15, sent shock waves through the Apremdo community as, according to friends of Emmanuel, he was of noble character.
Chief of Apremdo Nana Egya Kwamina XI, in an interview on Connect FM‘s Orekodo on Wednesday, September 1, said the Council has taken a decision not to permit the burial of Emmanuel Kwofie at the Apremdo Cemetery.
“This is nothing new. I believe you are fully aware that in any and every community, there are laws and if you like traditions that hold the place together. And, so, there are things that we must not encourage for it to gain grounds and fester. And one of such is this abominable act that has been committed.”
According to him, the decision was taken by the Council in consonance with the traditions of the land.