Tension is mounting in the Assin Dansame township in the Assin North District of the Central region following an order by the chief of the town for a corpse to be exhumed.
The chief, Nana Twum Barima V is said to have ordered for the body of the deceased, Kofi Emmanuel to be exhumed from the cemetery on Monday 26th June , a day after his burial , on the grounds that the deceased flouted community’s rule by abstaining from communal labour when he was alive .
The chief argues that since the deceased failed to respect the laws of the land, then he does not deserve to be buried on the same soil but elsewhere hence the exhumation.
The corpse has since been dumped at the town’s lorry station after it was initially left along a footpath in the town.
Fluid from the corpse leaks unto the ground with many fearing of a possible disease outbreak as a result of that unhealthy discharge.
Some people have, however, attributed the action of the chief to a chieftaincy dispute that erupted in the area in the last decade as the Asona family where the deceased belongs to is challenging the legitimacy of the current Chief Nana Twum Barima V who is from the Asene gate.
The deceased Kofi Emmanuel popularly referred to as Koo Emma is said to be the forefront of this chieftaincy tussle hence the decision by the embattled chief to punish him by embarrassing the other faction.
The police have since moved into the town to avoid a possible reprisal attack by the other gate.