Some Ghanaian mourners who filed past the casket of the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Busumuru Kofi Annan, on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre were left disappointed because they were unable to catch a glimpse of the mortal remains of the former UN Chief in his casket.
Some Ghanaians are of the view that, the body of the holder of the highly regarded title ‘Busumuru’ has been whisked yesternight to Kumasi for some special traditional ceremony.
Many Ghanaians held hopes that if they were unable to see Mr Kofi Annan when he was alive, they would at least be able to pay him their last respect by seeing him.
But their hopes were dashed when it emerged that his casket was not to be opened or his body displayed, feeding into rumours that the Asante royal has been whisked away.
Mr Annan’s casket was closed and draped with the national flag.
On Wednesday, September 12, dignitaries are expected to file past and pay their last respects to Kofi Annan.
A burial service will then take place on September 13 at the Conference Centre before he is finally laid to rest at the new Military Cemetery.