Video of chief allegedly slaughtering human is false – Police

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has described a video circulating on social media in which a chief was allegedly accused of slaughtering a human for sacrifice as false.

According to the Police, after analysing the content of the video, they have come to the conclusion that it was a ram that was being killed and not a human being as alleged by the voice heard in a commentary on the video.

The police have therefore in a statement signed and issued by the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Mr Godwin Ahianyo has urged the public to disregard the video.

He said the woman whose voice run the commentary over the video has since been invited by the police for questioning.

Background

In the video, Nana Appau Ababio Sanwansa, the traditional chief of Hemang in the Ashanti Region, was seen slaughtering what looked like an animal at the forecourt of the palace.

 

Below is a copy of the Police statement