Sunyani Traditional Council Denies Ordering The Assault Of Residents

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The Sunyani Traditional Council has denied ordering men to beat residents in its vicinity who were flouting customs during the funeral rites of the queen mother of the area.

The council faced some criticism after a social media video showed men, described as palace executioners, beating residents who were not in funeral colours for the mourning of Nana Yaa Nyamaa Poduo II.

A video also showed a couple of officers of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) also beating a resident.

A representative of the Sunyanihene, Kofi Adom Manu, admitted on Eyewitness News that “certain things went wrong but not [to the extent] of what you have been seeing.”

“The Omanhene and the Abrafour are educated people and have been taught how to maintain order and how to do things. From the onset, we experienced a lot of miscreants,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Bono Regional Police Command has stated that calm has returned to the area.

In an interview with Citi News, the Bono Regional Police Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Nana Kwaku Dua, said a consensus has been reached with the traditional authorities to ensure their men are kept in check.

Watch the incident below:

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Sunyani please guys follow the instructions… *FUNERAL OF THE LATE QUEEN MOTHER, NANA YAA NYAMAH (THINGS TO NOTE) :* 1. Starting Monday through Saturday all residents and anybody doing business within the Sunyani Traditional Area *must be in mourning or funeral attire.* 2. No one should be seen wearing jewelry of any kind, particularly when going to file pass the body of the late Queen Mother. 3. From Tuesday through Friday, from the hours of 7.00pm to 10.00pm, lights will be put out in some selected communities. 4. Some traffic restrictions may also apply in certain places. 5. No shop, hotel, or any other business shall open for business or service at anytime on Friday. Only selected hotels shall be allowed to open on Friday. Banks may also work for half-day on Friday. Major healthcare institutions shall also open for business on Friday. All schools shall not open on Friday. *In view of all of the above, we wish to bring to your attention that :* 1. All church services or department meetings within the week have been called off, except Saturday. 2. Make every effort to abide by the instructions above, to avoid any embarrassment. Get home before 7.00pm please. 3. Because we are not very sure, uniform-wearing workers should find out from their various places of work if they must be in mourning or funeral attire also. 4. The church may send a delegation to attend this funeral. 5. Please listen to local radio stations for any other relevant information that may not have been provided here. *Please note that, as we have been told from our enquiries, we have submitted to you. There may be other things for you to take note of. So please engage in finding the right information.* It is for our safety that we engage you on this platform. Shalom!! #sunyanibeauties #sunyani . #kuulpeeps #cucg #kuulpeepscucg #sunyanitechnicaluniversity #sunyaniphotography #brongahafo #ghtertiarybeauties© #ghtertiarybeauties🔥 #ghanaian #sunyani #sunyanibeauties #ghana🇬🇭#ghana

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See Also: Palace Executioners Assault Residents Of Sunyani For Defying Funeral Rites Orders

source: citinewsroom

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