Reigning Ghanaian Comedian Funny Face was spotted at the State House this morning to pay his last respect to the late President Atta Mills whose mortal remains was laid in state inside the banquet hall of the state house.
However, according to Peacefmonline.com sources Funny Face was stopped from seeing the body of the late president by security officers because he didn’t have the required accreditation at the time he reached the venue. He was given an option to wait until when the banquet hall will be opened for the general public.
According to Funny Face who spoke to Peacefmonline.com, he wanted to go inside at the time the dignitaries i.e. Statemen, Parliamentarians, Ministers, Senior citizens, celebrities among others were allowed to see the late President’s body. “They stopped me from seeing the body of my President I don’t understand why they did that”.
Funny said their reason for not allowing him to pay his last respect was because he didn’t have the right accreditation. He further disclosed that one of the officers told him (Funny Face) that the real reason for his refusal was because his fans at the venue mobbed him and they wanted to follow him into the auditorium with too much noise which is not allowed.
The “Chorkor Trotro” actor added that the officers claim anybody who saw his face starts laughing and that time was a wrong time for laughter so he was deliberately stopped from entering to prevent him from making family members and friends present who were mourning to start laughing on seeing his funny face.
“Is it my fault that people see me and they start laughing? How can they stop me because of somebody’s laugher when I have a very serious face and I am in a mourning mood to say final good bye to our President what is the meaning of that?, furious Funny Face asked.
The comedian dressed in a black suit and red shirt, eventually left the State House without seeing the body of late President John Evans Atta Mills.
Meanwhile his colleague Comedian and Actor Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo was allowed to enter to pay his last respect around the same time even though he also made people around laugh and had a lot of his fans following him and making noise.
Speaking to Peacefmonline.com Agya Koo said some of the security officers tried stopping him initially but he was allowed to enter by Ashanti regional Police Commander. “I was with Funny Face but I didn’t see where he passed. I hear he was not allowed to enter but I entered with Akosua Agyapong”, Agya Koo said.