A 22-year-old young man in Ghana, Richmond Osei, aka Tawiah, who died out of police brutality, was buried on Thursday, June 16.
The family put some items such as eggs, cutlass, bullet cartridge, knife, a piece of kente cloth, a pair of shoes, cup and a broom in his casket. The items, according to them, are meant to aid him in the spirit world to avenge his death.
Taiwah before his death and during burial His aunt said she had ‘nsamankom‘ (a trance that enables the living to interact with the dead) and Taiwah instructed the family through her to put the items in the coffin to avenge his untimely death.
The family contested the autopsy report which said he died of natural causes. The report concluded that Tawiah died of a heart attack. In an interview, one of the family members said: