One shot at Asantehemaa’s funeral

One person was shot at the Manhyia palace in Kumasi on Monday as final funeral rites opened for the departed Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem, mother of the Asantehene.

According to Ultimate FM’s  Isaac Bediako Justice, a stray bullet from an unknown mascot hit the yet to-be identified victim in the leg.

The victim is reportedly recovering at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Meanwhile, about 400 mourners passed  out due to excessive alcohol intake at the funeral grounds, which has become the made-shift production house for some alcoholic beverages in the country.

Many of them have resuscitated while others are still receiving treatment at the hospital.

Filing past of the body has entered day two today.

Former Presidents John Mahama and John Rawlings  are expected to bid their farewell to the departed queenmother today.