Thursday, March 01, 2018

'Police ordered me to record the corpse of Ebony Reigns' – Mortuary attendant

Maybe touching inappropriately is part of photo taking! SMH! The mortuary attendant who was accused of recording the corpse of late singer Ebony Reigns and her friend Franky has spoken out and according to him, he was ordered by the Police to make the video recordings.

The mortuary attendant claimed that the Police asked him to do the recordings to assist them in their investigations of the cause of the death of the late singer.

Speaking to Ohemeng Tawiah of Nhyira FM through a friend, he disclosed that he was only ordered to record the video for evidence, therefore, asking the other attendant to record whiles he kept turning them for good shots. he alleged.

“He was asked by the pathologists working on the bodies to check if the bodies were ready to undergo an autopsy, he took videos of them so it could be used as evidence,” the friend told Ohemeng Tawiah.

The Police have however declared the mortuary man wanted for the criminal act.

Chief Superintendent Yankson told the media that he has “been instructed to commence investigations into the matter and bring those perpetrators to book.”

“The law particularly says that even if you have in your possession, distributing it, those circulating it; that circulation, it is also an offence and they could be brought to book,” he added.

The video went viral in Ghana and this enraged a lot of Ghanaians with the family of the late singer threatening to sue the hospital involved. In the video the mortuary attendant was alleged to have sexually assaulted the late singer and her friend.

Ebony, born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, died in a tragic accident on the Sunyani-Kumasi road on 8th February 2018 after the jeep they were travelling in collided with a VIP passenger Bus.

The remains of Franky Kuri, Ebony Reigns and Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee will be laid to rest on 3rd, 17th and 23rd March 2018 respectively.

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