Relative Calm Returns To Berekuso….Following Intervention Of Okuapem Traditional Council
Relative calm has returned to Berekuso, a farming community in the Aburi District of the Eastern Region, following a disturbance in the area recently.
This follows the timely intervention of a three-member Judicial Committee set up by the Okuapem Traditional Council to bring peace to the area.
The peaceful atmosphere blowing over Berekuso was nearly taken over by chaos when a cross-section of the youth in the area took attempted to en-stool a new chief, whilst the sitting chief, Nana Oteng Koranten II, has not be de-stooled.
This action resulted in a clash between supporters of the chief and the youth.
In the process, properties in the chief’s palace, running into thousands of Ghana cedis, were vandalised.
This compelled the Okuapem Traditional Council to institute a three member committee to immediately sit on the matter.
The committee is made up of Nana Saforo Okoampah III, Apirreehene, Nana Sanaa Twum Barima, Sanaahene of the Akuapem Kronti Division, and Nana Addo Panyin II, Adumhene, Akuapem.
Even though judgment has not been passed, and the case has been adjourned sine die, the committee has warned the troublemakers, particularly the youth, to allow peace prevail.
The Chairman of the Committee, Nana Okoapam III, on behalf of members, indicated that any person or group of persons who would disturb the peace of the area would not be spared when the law lays its hands on him or her.
Meanwhile, Abusuapanin Odoi Kotodwen of the Aduana Abladey family, and also a kingmaker, has called on the general public to treat the rumours making rounds that the incumbent chief had been de-stooled with the contempt it deserves.
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