Fact Check: Did alleged human sacrifice really take place in Kumasi?

Fact Check: Did alleged human sacrifice really take place in Kumasi?

- There was a viral video, claiming that the chief of Hemang was involved in human sacrifice

- The Ashanti Regional Police Command has issued a statement indicating that what happened was false

- The woman behind the viral video, has been invited by the police for questioning

Over the weekend, there was a video that went viral of a Nana Appau Ababio Sanwansa, Chief of Hemang, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region being accused of slaughtering a human being for sacrificial purposes.

It is believed that the youth of the town and the leadership of the town had conflicts due to one or two reasons.

In order to discredit the chief and also bring him into the bad books of government, a woman who is believed to be resident in the town, filmed the said 'human sacrifice' that the chief and his council members were having from a distant position.

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In the recording of the video, she was heard saying, there were no laws in Ghana, and that the chief was doing a sacrilegious thing by openly killing a human being with his council members looking on without saying anything.

When the video went viral, most people believed whatever the woman was saying while filming the video.

One thing that looked odd and made her story hard to believe was the fact that a uniformed police officer passed by the scene of the said sacrifice and passed by as if nothing was happening.

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Upon further probe to prove the veracity of the said human sacrifice video, it was confirmed that the chief was killing a sheep to probably atone for a lot of wrong the youth of the town were committing.

The Ashanti Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service however issued a statement rubbishing the claims of the lady who filmed the video.

Meanwhile, the woman who was heard in the video alleging that that the chief was slaughtering a human being has been invited by the police for questioning

EXPLAINER

Source: Facebook (Ghana Police Service)
Source: Facebook

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