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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Asantehemaa funeral: Be extra vigilant – Police warns public


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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has appealed to all persons attending the burial celebration of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, to ensure their personal security although the Police will be protecting lives and properties.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Mohammed Tanko, in an interview with Osei Kwadwo of Abusua FM, one of EIB’s establishments in Kumasi, stated that they have enough men to protect lives and properties and also direct vehicular and human traffic, but they also urge all those attending the burial celebration to be mindful of their personal security and be extra vigilant.

ASP Tanko added that the security agencies cannot protect lives and properties alone hence persons attending the burial celebration of the late Asantehemaa, must try as much as possible to protect their properties.

Today, Wednesday January 18, is the third day of the four-day burial rites for the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II which is underway.

The official mourning cloth for the funeral rite remains black and in accordance with customs female who wants to file past the remains of the late Queen mother must are to do so barefooted with neither headbands nor scarves, ear rings nor bracelets.

The remains of the late Queen mother who is also the mother of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, will be buried on Thursday night at the Breman Toyal Mausoleum (Ban mu) after a brief stopover at the Bantama Royal Mausoleum (Ban mu) where some traditional rites will be performed.

She died at the ripe age of 111.

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