A dead body buried for one week has been exhumed at Ajumako Ochioso in the Ajumako Enyan-Essiam district in the Central Region over mistaken identity.

The incident happened when a corpse identified as Kwadwo Ewudzi which belongs to a family in Beyeden was mistakenly carried by another family in Ajumako Ochiso due to similarities.

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In an interview with Adom News, Bernard Arthur who is an in-law to the deceased disclosed that they were told their body was no longer at the mortuary when they went to claim it.

“The incident happened at the St Francis Hospital where it was revealed the family from Ajumako might have mistakenly taken your corpse. So the head of the mortuary led us to the people from Ajumako where they told us they had buried the body but we insisted they dig out the grave to give us our body which was still fresh after the dug-out,” he narrated.

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Mr Arthur, however, said the Ehuren family were expected to pay for the ambulance which conveyed their corpse to Beyeden or they will be forced to take legal action against them.

“The cost of transportation increased so we have given them up to today to settle the cost because they took away our corpse,” he explained.

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The Ewudzi family has since reburied Kwadwo Ewudzi at Assin Beyeden.

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