Police in the Ashanti Region have described as false, a video circulating on social media in which a chief was allegedly slaughtering a human for sacrifice.
In the said video, Nana Appau Ababio Sanwansa, the traditional ruler of Hemang in the Ashanti Region, appeared to be slaughtering what looked like an animal at the forecourt of the palace.
Scores of people including police personnel gathered to catch a glimpse of the sacrifice.
A voice could be heard in the video claiming the chief was slaughtering a human being to pacify the gods of the town.
Police say after analysing the content of the video, they came to the conclusion that it was a ram that was being killed.
They have, therefore, urged the public to disregard the video.
“Meanwhile, the woman who was heard in the video alleging a human being was slaughtered is being questioned by the police,” the statement signed by Regional Police PRO, ASP Godwin Ahianyoh said.
Read the statement below: