On the death of an Ashanti King a certain quantity of his male domestics were detailed to accompany him. It was the duty of the AHINMMA (the King's sons) to see that the sentence was carried out in accordance with the orders of the ACHEMPINHENE. It was an orgy of blood. Over 300 of the AHINKWA (King's attendants) were massacred on KWEKU DUA's death. On such occasions it was true that people were often killed in the streets, but not promiscuously. The people so killed were invariably fleeing AHINKWA.