From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah, Abura .
The Ebusuapanyin of the Brempong Kodwo Ebiradze family at Abura has rubbished claims by the Agyir Ansah-Ebiradze family that they are the custodians of Abura lands.
According to Mr Agyare Kotompo, head of the Royal Brempong Kodwo Ebiradze family, the Agyir Ansah-Ebiradze family has no lineage to the stool of Abura and its land.
He stressed that, the Agyir Ansah family has contested the issue in court but lost and, therefore, cannot claim ownership of Abura lands. It would be recalled that the Agyir-Ansah family of Abura, a suburb of Cape Coast, recently held a press conference and alleged that Mr Agyare Kotompo was illegally selling their lands.
At the presser, Mr Kwesi Afful, who is the youth leader of the Agyir Ansah-Ebiradze family alleged that, “over the years, lands for generations yet unborn have been stolen and sold by Kotompo”.
Reacting to the Agyir-Ansah’s press conference in an exclusive interview with the Chronicle, Mr Kotompo said the allegations were unfounded.
“Agyir Ansah Ebiradze family is not the founders of Abura and as such they do not have lands of their own since all Abura lands belong to Brempong Kodwo Royal family”, he stated.
He explained that he secured judgement from the Court of Appeal on April 18, 2018 at Cape Coast, which declared him as the legitimate owner of Abura lands. “The impression created by them that they are supreme over everybody is false and that they should be avoided and condemned,” he added.
“On record, they cannot show with any documentary evidence that their leader, Agyir Ansah, founded Abura or played any role concerning how Abura came into existence,” he explained Mr Kotompo added that at the Court of Appeal in Cape Coast, the appeal in respect of the High Court dated July 8, 2016 was refused and cost of Gh¢3000.00 was awarded in favour of the appellant.
He mentioned that he was a law abiding citizen who would not do anything to undermine the peaceful coexistence in the area from time immemorial. Subsequently, a counter press conference has been organised by the Brempong Kodwo Ebiradze Royal Family which they claimed was meant to set the “records straight”, which was addressed by Ebusuapanyin Dawson Amoah.
According to Mr Amoah, who claimed to be the Ebusuapanyin of the Agyir-Ansah family in Cape Coast, the stool of Abura and, therefore, all its lands belong to the descendants of Brempong Kodwo and not Agyir-Ansah.
During the press conference, Nana emphatically stated that Obrempong Kodwo, who founded Abura, never lived with Agyir Ansah and that they did not found Abura together. “It is trite knowledge that the stool at Abura was carved by Brompong Kodwo to immortalise his memory as the founder and has since been occupied by descendants of Brempong Kodwo”, he added.