A community burial ground at Tema Community 9 was thrown into disarray after a morgue worker stormed the grounds to retrieve a corpse.

According to some eyewitnesses, the incensed mortuary man in the company of a colleague, while the body was being interred, seized the coffin, open it, picked out the dressed corpse and started heading back to the mortuary.

Speculative media reports suggest that the family of the deceased had failed to pay the full amount for the aggrieved worker's service. Reportedly, while the man was away preparing other bodies for burial, the family snuck in and "stole" the corpse.

With the fear that he would be able to retrieve his money from the family after the burial, the mortuary man decided to take back the corpse.

Things took a more amicable turn when family elders in the company of some friends managed to save the situation which paved the way for the deceased to be buried.