Barely 24 hours after denying knowledge of the physical abuse of two persons at the forecourt of his palace, Na Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, the Overlord of the Waala Traditional Council has stated that their flogging was under his orders.
The two were allegedly involved in a sex video scandal that went viral.
He said it formed part of measures the Council, including opinion leaders in the municipality, instituted to fight immoral and deviant behaviours among the youth in the area in recent times.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Wa, to personally react to the said video and to give reasons for denying that the youth took arbitrary action without his concern, he explained that flogging was part of the regulations put in place to instill discipline in the youth.
“Beside the flogging, parents of the boy and the girl will also agree to let the two get married and stay as a couple to serve as deterrent to the youth to live upright lives,” he said.
The Wa Naa said the regulations were aimed at allowing decency, morality, and peace to prevail in the Municipality to attract investors for the teeming youth to get employed.
“The measure will also let people who come to Wa enjoy their stay and outsiders who have their relatives will not be worried about their safety,” he said.
He said he and his elders as well as other opinion leaders would not shun their responsibilities but would ensure that Wa remained a peaceful town for all to stay.
On Tuesday, May 31, Naa Kadri Ibrahim, the spokesperson for Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, the Overlord of the Wala Traditional Council condemned the flogging on behalf of the chief.
He said the act could only drag the reputation of the palace into disrepute and gave the assurance that the perpetrators of the barbaric act would be fished out to face the full rigours of the law.
The admission of Wa Naa that he gave his blessing to the flogging contradicts his spokesperson.