In a video that has gone viral, the executioners are captured assaulting anyone who was found not wearing red or black attires.
VIDEO: Sunyani residents assaulted for not wearing funeral attires to mourn late Queen Mother
Traditional executioners, locally known as ‘abrafuor’, on Wednesday assaulted residents who failed to mourn the late Sunyani Omanhemaa.
This comes after some rules were announced following the death of the Sunyani Omanhemaa, Nana Yaa Nyamah.
The residents were thus ordered to wear funeral attires and were also barred from wearing jewellery prior to the burial of the queen.
Meanwhile, businesses and churches were to halt operations from Monday, February 24 to Saturday, February 29, 2020, when the final rites will be held.
The traditional executioners, therefore, took it upon themselves to assault anyone who did not observe the directives.
The video shows residents being physically assaulted and chased around by the traditional executioners.
Shockingly, some uniformed MTTU officers were also captured helping in the assault on the residents.
Meanwhile, the Sunyani Traditional Council has denied reports that it ordered men to beat up residents who flouted customs during the funeral rites of the queen mother.
A representative of the Council, Kofi Adom Manu, said the abuse was perpetrated by miscreants.
He told Accra-based Citi FM 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.”
Meanwhile, the Regional Police Command has also ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
Watch the video below:
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