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Prampram Royal seizes Traditional Council offices

botchway December 24, 2018

BY JOHN BEDIAKO            .

Traditional rulers of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs in Dodowa fear their security is not guaranteed following the assassination of the Manklalo of the Prampram Traditional Area, Nene Atsure Benta III.

As such, they are considering the option of police protection for the individual chiefs making up the Regional House.

The Chronicle can say that their personal security matter is high on the agenda as the house convenes an emergency meeting on today, Monday 24th December, 2018.

Nene Atsure Benta III was assassinated on Thursday 13th December 2018 by unknown assailants on the Appolonia-Afienya link road whilst returning from the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.

Detectives of the Ghana Police Service are leaving no stone unturned to unravel the motive behind the murder of the former educationist.

Also compounding the state of insecurity in that enclave of the Greater Accra Region is the locking of the offices of the Great Ningo Traditional Council by a faction in the 13-year protracted Ningo Paramount Stool dispute

The Registrar of the council, Madam Leticia Sekyi, who confirmed the locking of her offices to The Chronicle, stated that it was done by a certain Asafoatse Odoi III.

She stated that on the night of November 27, this year, whilst at home she was handed a letter by three persons, including a motor rider.

The following morning, she opened the said letter, which content was notifying her of a pending visit to the council that day of the Loweh Kpono Clan to perform some customary rites for a new Paramount Chief they had installed.

By the time she got to the office of the council, a new padlock had been fixed to the door, she said.

The Prampram District Police Commander, when informed of the development, went and also fixed another padlock to the door

Madam Sekyi, who is also not sure of her security, said she had already informed her immediate boss, the Regional Registrar in Dodowa, and the Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs of the brewing tension

Asafoatse Odoi III, when contacted by The Chronicle, admitted locking up the Traditional Council office.

He stated that after his faction in the chieftaincy case had judgement delivered in its favour, they went ahead and installed a new Paramount Chief in the name of Nene Teye Doku Aguda IV.

However, information available to them suggested that another faction was also making frantic efforts to install a rival chief with the help of some opinion leaders from Ningo, c ompletely throwing the 19th November 2018 ruling into the trash can.

This rival chief would then be presented to the council so as to create confusion in the area.

Asafoatse Odoi III, who is also the President of Sand and Stone Winners Association in the traditional area, alleged that he wanted a forensic audit to be conducted into their financial affairs, hence he locked the offices to avoid anyone tampering with valuable documents.

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