At minimum four individuals have been injured in spontaneous clashes concerning the safety element of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and a feuding Chieftaincy faction at Akyem Kwabeng in the Jap region.
The protesters mainly from the feuding faction of Akanwenem Royal Loved ones lined up at the roadside of Akyem Kwabeng Tuesday holding placards with diverse inscriptions to protest Okyenhene’s visit to Daasebre Ayimadu Kantamanto II, the embattled Chief at the Gyaase Palace.
The Safety workforce of Okyenhene fired about 15 warning photographs amidst beating of the protestors -both male and female to ostensibly obvious the street for the passing of the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa .The attacks led to the damage of at least 4 of the protestors .
The Closely Armed Protection Existence of each Armed forces and Police quickly aided to keep quiet inspite of popular tantrums by the feuding faction.
Addressing a durbar of Chiefs and topics, furious Okyenhene demanded apology within 4 days from the royal loved ones or hazard getting delisted and banned from the listing of royal family members in his traditional place. He warned Okyeman will not tolerate any act of insubordination.
Okyenhene Amoatia Ofori Panin is touring 16 cities in the Akyem Abuakwa Common Spot given that September 9, 2019. He is expected to close the tour on September 26,2019 at Apapam.
Akyem Kwabeng stool and litigation
The Akyem Kwabeng stool has been wrecked by litigation for about 32 many years now. Set up of previous chiefs has for that reason been characterized by pressure and pockets of violent clashes.
It is unsurprisingly after the demise of the late Chief- Daasebre Aboagye Oware Nkwantabusa II in 2014, the dispute resurfaced strongly foremost to heightened pressure and clashes.
The two most important factions—Asona Akanwenem and Mmabaduam family members the two set up parallel Chiefs. While the Asona Akanwenem household swiftly installed -Brigadier Standard C.K.A.A Awity, a army officer with the stool identify Daasebre Oti Bruku II, the Mmabaduam household also enstooled Addison Kwabena Boateng Nuamah, with stool the name Nana Ayimadu II on June 6, 2018.
But even right before the party could take position, the Abuasuapanin of the royal Asona Akanwenemfamily of Kwabeng, Barfour Oduro Firikyi, instructed his legal professionals at Oseawuo Chambers to petition the Japanese Regional Minister and copied the Atiwa West District Chief Government, the Regional Law enforcement Commander and the Divisional Police Commander versus the intended set up stating that “the purported installation is without having the consent and authority of the royal Akanwenem family members at Kwabeng” who are the kingmakers of the land He questioned the authority of DM Ofori-Atta, Secretary to Okyenhene in supervising the ceremony obtaining filed a petition which was pending ahead of the judicial committee of the Akyem Abuakwa Standard Council relating to who is suitable to triumph the late main..
The enstoolment, on the other hand, went on and coronation was held on Monday, June 25, 2018, and subsequently sworn to the Paramount Main of the Akyem Abuakwa Kingdom, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
The Akanwenem loved ones contended that it is the sole legit royal to occupy the stool however, the Supreme Court docket dominated all a few households –Asona Akanwenem, Asona Mmabaduam and Asona Kokoben are also entitled to the stool, therefore, ought to rotate.
The Kwabeng Stool is the Gyaase Division of the Akyem Abuakwa which is synonymous to the role of a Main of Staff in democratic Presidential governance. This will make the Stool vital to the productive operating of the Akyem Abuakwa Conventional Council.
Ruling by Jap Regional House of Chiefs.
The Judicial Committee of the Eastern Regional Dwelling of Chiefs in June 2019 upheld the legitimacy of Daasebre Ayimadu II in a crucial judgment sent on an attraction scenario submitted against equivalent ruling of the judicial committee of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council by the appellant- royal Akanwenem household of Akyem Kwabeng.
Providing the judgment the Judicial Committee of the Regional Dwelling of Chiefs stated the “appellant failed to establish that owing processes ended up not followed in the enstoolment of the 8th defendant-Daasebre Ayimadu II.”
It, thus, upheld the previously ruling by the Judicial Committee of Akyem Abuakwa Standard Council that for each the proof on record the good customary techniques had been followed to enstool him as Kwabenghene.
It also upheld that no other man or woman really should design and style himself as Akyem Kwabenghene apart from Daasebre Ayimadu II with a contact on the factions to reconcile and thrust for enhancement in Akyem Kwabeng.
A charge of GH¢20, 000 was awarded in opposition to the Appellant.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah