Emmanuel Osanyongmor, the 25-year-old who stole the identity of one Kwadwo Peter and succeeded in deceiving the dead man’s wife and family as well as Kwadwo Peter’s family into accepting him as their resurrected son, has finally given up the ghost after suffering from a strange ailment that left him immobilized. A family source and an uncle to Emmanuel confirmed to Rite news that their son died on Friday afternoon in their home where he had been bedridden.
Rite news only days ago carried the confessions of the young man, pleading for forgiveness from Ghanaians for deceiving them into believing that he was the resurrected Kwadwo Peter who had died a year earlier at Akusu in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region. According to him, he deserved to die for all the deceptions.
Emmanuel’s uncle, Kwadwo Peter tells Rite news that Emma was buried, Saturday morning, a day after he died. To him, his nephew’s death should come as relief to Emmanuel who have had to endure this painful situation of being bedridden for several weeks as well as to him who had to be solely responsible for his care after most family members turned their back on their son because he denied them during the course of his deeds.
The late Osanyongor had claimed that he collapsed while playing football with friends some three years ago and was rushed to the local Begoro Hospital for treatment. However, a doctor pronounced him dead on arrival and his body sent to a morgue, to be stored ready for burial.
According to his narration, he suddenly began to breathe again and asked the morgue attendant to bring him water but apparently the morgue attendant was so terrified by the incident that he struck him with a stick, killing him for a second time until he resurrected about two years ago, a year after his supposed death and burial.