Cameroon, Douala: A woman, identified as Mme Kuissu Wouaffo Clarisse diėd in June 2021. However, she only got her burial services recently due to a heated conflict between her husband and son. This is a rare occurance within cameroon where the deceased’s body stayed in the mortuary for two years. Within this time, the father and the son solved their diagreement.
Before her demise, Mme Kuissu Wouaffo Clarisse was married to Eric Nodou for over 16 years. According to the deceased’s son, the delay was because her husband refused to bury her corpse on her native land.
In his defense, the deceased husband said “The main issue is that he wants to bury his mother on my land, which is impossible. Again his mother tricked me to pay her bride price to another man she lied to and presented as her father. The man I paid the bride price to was instead her mother’s boyfriend (lover).
The deceased’s husband stated that she also lied to me about her age and so many things. I had no idea and only learned of these afterward. I had to file for divorce but she died before the divorce came through.”
Meanwhile, Son of the deceased insisted that his mother was the one who ensured the construction of the house she was living in with her husband for 16 years, with little contribution from the man.
“He claims, the money used to construct the house was his, presenting expenses documents. It was my mother’s money in his possession. He only had access to those documents. It is my mother’s house he can’t dispute that. My mother must be buried in the bedroom of this house,” he said.
It was after the intervention of the Police and Gendarmes that Mme Clarisse’s body they removed the body from the Aluchem Hospital Mortuary on Thursday, May 25, 2023, and laid to rest in the bedroom of the said house in Logbessou, Douala.
The father and the sun settled a bill of about FCFA 6 Million before the mortuary allowed them to remove the body of the deceased.