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The decomposing body of a 23-year-old man who was buried 3 days ago has been exhumed at Assin Aniakagya in the Assin North district of the Central region.

The body is currently being dried in the sun according to reports.

Kofi Adams, the deceased, met his untimely death after he allegedly drowned in an abandoned galamsey pit in the area.

The family of the deceased and the community elders buried it according to Muslim customs before informing the police about the death.

However, the police allegedly ordered for the exhumation of the body to the mortuary for a postmortem to be carried to ascertain the cause of his death before he can be buried.

Reports indicate further investigations about the cause of his Adams’s death need to be carried before the remains can be buried.

Without an exhumation order and environmental health directives, the members of the community exhumed the body and sent it to the mortuary but was rejected by the mortuary men due to the state of decomposition.

They returned the body to the community and left it in the sun to dry amid deteriorating health implications.

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When the community could no longer contain the smell emitting from the remains, they sent it back to the cemetery, placed it in the grave, and left it uncovered.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased has been pleading with the police to allow the body to be buried to allow them address the issue surrounding his demise.

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