The kingmakers of the Prampram Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region say had the police administration heeded their request for protection for their family heads, they would not be mourning the gruesome murder of a family head at a shrine in Prampram.
Led by Numo Osabu Abbey IV, Stool Father of the Prampram Traditional Area, the heads of the various royal families, last month, petitioned the Tema Regional, Greater Accra Regional and the National Headquarters of the Police Administration to provide protection for them, following a series of threats on their lives by persons suspected to be in the camp of the other feuding factions in the protracted chieftaincy disputes of the area.
None of the recipients acted on the addressee’s request and Numo Abbey IV told The Chronicle that the murder of Nene Ayeh Otusei Kro II, head of the Kley Tsokunya Clan, on October 26, 2021, by gunmen, while having a dawn meeting with some kingmakers, vindicated their position that they were living under obvious threats.
“Last week’s killing confirms our fear of the hatched plot by one Michael Quarcoopome Parker, who has been at crossroads with the kingmakers over who becomes the Chief of Prampram. We mentioned all these numerous threats on us, and expressed our concerns in our letter to the police, but, it is sad they failed to act.
“The arrest of Nasser Abbey Osabutey and Kingsley Nortey, who are known allies of Michael Quarcoopome Parker, in connection to the murder of the family head, vindicates our claims of the threat these people posed to the Prampram township. We mentioned them in our letter to the police, and the police can refer to our petition to them. We told them so, but the security protection never came,” Numo Abbey IV explained.
That notwithstanding, Numo Osabu Abbey IV pleaded with the police to be on the heels of one of the runaway suspects, whose name he gave as Richard Doku.
Richard Doku, the Stool Father said, brandished weapons on one of the family heads before the murder at the shrine last week.
“I want the IGP to investigate some past statements made by Nasser Abbey Osabutey and Michael Quarcoopome Parker, who parades himself as Nene Tetteh Wakah II, threatening bloodshed if the kingmakers foiled his plans of becoming the chief of Prampram,” Numo Abbey said.
The Prampram Divisional Police picked two persons to assist in investigating the gunning down of Nene Aryeh Otusekrom at the Lalue Shrine at Prampram in the wee hours of Tuesday, October 26, this year.
The incident left Tawiah Nyumu and Nene Tettey Kwadzo, who were with the deceased at the shrine, in critical condition, as they sustained gunshot wounds, Chief Inspector Stella Dede Dzakpasu, the acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Tema Regional Police Command, said in a press release copied to The Chronicle.
Preliminary investigations, she explained, showed that the victims were the heads of some families in Prampram, who went to the Value Shrine at Prampram, where they were attacked by unknown gunmen.
She said the Tema Regional Police Crime Scene Management team went to the crime scene to examine the place for evidential materials that would aid in the investigation.
The Chronicle reported that the deceased was the head of the Kley Wetsotse Clan, one of the clan houses in the Prampram Traditional Area.
The two injured persons, who were senior members of the Anner Wey Royal Gate, and Nii Otu Sei Klo were in the company of other kingmakers at the shrine house to perform some traditional rites when the unknown gunmen opened fire on them.