Most of my readers would be totally shocked to hear this news about a Queen’s corpse which stayed in the morgue for almost a decade.
This sounds impossible and untrue, but the sad fact here is it is hundred percent true. I myself found it hard to believe the first time I heard it until I investigated and found that it was true. I’m going to use this platform to share with you what I read:
Nana Boahemaa was the Queen of Donyina, Ashanti Region in the West African country of Ghana. Nana Boahemaa tragically died in the year 2001 and her corpse remained in the mortuary for eight solid years before she was finally laid to rest on Thursday the 11th of June 2009. The story shocked all that heard it.
According to reports, the late queen died at the age of 64 at the K.A Teaching Hospital in 2001. Her death brought a lot of misery and hardships for both the royal family members and the people of Donyina.
The question many people asked was why was the Queen kept in the mortuary for all this long?
According to reports, the body of the queen was kept at the morgue for this insane period of time due to a serious chieftaincy conflict that erupted after her death. The chieftaincy dispute was a bloody one that lasted for several years after her death. And not until the conflict was resolved the late queen could not be buried. It is a traditional law; it was therefore an abomination to bury the late Queen without having solved the chieftaincy issue.
But after eight years of bitter chieftaincy dispute, a directive from the overlord of the Ashanti kingdom finally brought the conflict to a resolution and the late queen was finally buried at the royal mausoleum.
I usually leave my personal opinions at the end of issues like this; but for this one I am totally lost for words.