The family of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, has debunked reports that an injunction has been placed on his funeral.
The family, however, admitted that one of the wives of the deceased has taken the family to court.
In a memo circulated to the media, the family claims the ‘wife’ that took the matter to court was no more the spouse of the late legislator as they have been separated for 7 years.
“Madam Josephine Baiden was married to our late brother and friend but for the last 7 years has been separated for which divorce settlements had commenced but were not concluded because apparently, Josephine wanted a house in addition to the current place where she lives which was built by Hon. Agyarko. She had earlier been settled with an amount of money and a brand new Car,” the statement said.
Earlier today, reports emerged of a writ filed at an Accra High Court by Josephine Agyarko, the first wife of the MP.
She is seeking the court to place an injunction on the funeral of Emmanuel Agyarko because she has been sidelined by the family during the funeral processes.
However, the family claims she is just trying to frustrate them in her attempt to benefit from the property of the former MP despite what she’s gotten already.
“Madam Josephine Baiden has over this period done a lot to frustrate the family and other loved ones in her quest to benefit from the Late Emmanuel Agyarko’s estate of which she has not been a contributor to in the last years…It’s our prayer that well-wishers and sympathizers would remember the family in this time of pain in prayer,” the statement added.
Kyeremanteng Agyarko passed away on November 21, 2018 in a US Hospital, from a prolonged illness.
Mr. Agarko had been the MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency since 2012, after he replaced the current Chief of Staff, Frema Opare as MP for the area.