Kobina Chawudi has buried his wife, Esi Avorkpor, 41 in his residence at Adawieman, a suburb of Botianor New Town, near Weija in Accra, because he could not afford to give her a befitting burial. The sad part is that they are just caretakers, not owners of the said house.
The 45-year-old man has been detained by the Police, following a complaint filed by his neighbors. He allegedly kept his wife’s body in their bedroom for three days after she had died before finally burying her.
When he was arrested, he told the Police that he did not know relatives of his wife although they have lived together for 12 years. The two had no children together, but Chawudi has five children. He is a mason, while his wife was unemployed.
The police are yet to obtain a coroner’s inquest from the court to enable them to employ the services of a pathologist to exhume the body.