Family members of the late Benjamin Asonaba Dapaah, a former Council of State member and founding member of the NPP party, are demanding explanations from the government over purported funeral arrangements of their late son.
According to them, some radio stations in Kumasi are announcing the final funeral rites of the late statesman without any prior knowledge of the immediate family.
Addressing the media at a press conference in Kumasi on Tuesday April 11, 2023, the Acting Family Head, Mr Mathew Kusi said the announcement had names of the president of the land, the Vice president, chief of staff among other huge figures in the country calling on people to grace the funeral rites.
The situation according to him comes as a huge surprised to the maternal and paternal families of the late Council of State Member.
Mr Kusi has therefore urged the general public to disregard any posters that suggest the holding of final funeral rites for their dead relative.
“The unanimous decision was taken by both the matrilineal and the patrilineal side of their late relative to call on the general public to disregard any such circulations”
“Even though our relative died in 2019, the family has not officially come out to announce the final funeral rites due to a pending court issue”.
“The head of Asona family of Atwea, Yaw Opoku (currently in Italy), Obaapanin Akua Nfum, the only surviving sister of the late Asonaba’s mother, the entire Asona abusua as descendants of Ama Pokuaa and Yaa Yeboaah of Atwea and Agona Akrofonso, wish to state on record that no family member or elder of the family has engaged in any funeral preparation and to officially come out with the arrangements for the final funeral rites of our dead relative, the late Benjamin Asonaba Dapaah”. He said.
Mr Kusi appealed to government to halt the final funeral rites if indeed they are preparing to do it and rather engaged the immediate family of the deceased to avoid any problems
The second daughter of the late Asonaba Dapaa, Madam Grace Dapaa in an interview with OTEC News Jacob Agyenim Boateng after the presser said eight of the twelve children of deceased had been sidelined in all processes relating to their father.
She appealed to the president to intervene in the situation and ensure the right is done
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