Much ado is being made by Ghanaians over the fact that the dancehall diva Ebony was buried in a black coffin, an action which Ghanaians claim has some deeper meaning behind it.
Ebony’s father is being accused of occultism due to the coffin and according to Dr Lawrence Tetteh, he has no idea why the Mr Kwarteng decided to go for it.
Lawrence Tetteh made it known during his sermon at the funeral that he footed Ebony’s mortuary bill and the casket but he has now denied buying a black casket.
According to him the colour was Mr Kwarteng’s choice and only he would know if it has any deeper meaning behind it.
“I cannot tell if Ebony’s father is an occult or not…I don’t know…,” he said on Adom TV.
“It was not the coffin that I bought that was used to bury Ebony, no. His father approached me at the funeral grounds and explained to me that the coffin was changed…,” he said, adding that only he can explain why he decided to have it changed.
“I had gone with Bishop Quaye and a woman by name Julie and Ebony’s parents to buy the coffin. I told Ebony’s parents to choose the coffin they wanted for me to pay because she was their child and I couldn’t decide for them. What I paid for was not what was used in burying her. On the day of the funeral, Ebony’s father called and told me that, on the evening they were going for her body, he saw another coffin which looked nice and so he settled on that one rather and that it was the same price as the one he’d earlier picked. I didn’t see the coffin until the funeral event as I was not around when they went for the body. I must be honest with you, I wasn’t happy when I saw that coffin.” he revealed.
He added: “I’m over 50 years but I’ve never seen a black coffin in my life. What I’m saying is that, I and my team saw that black coffin only when we got to the funeral grounds. So I asked Ebony’s father about it and he said he found the black one nicer than what I’d seen earlier and that I told him to make a choice and that’s exactly what he’s done. He’s the father and so he had the right to make certain decisions. Personally, I don’t judge people because nobody knows the secret places of our hearts.”