Akyamfuo Kwame Akowua was destooled last week by the Asantehene
Akyamfuo Kwame Akowua was destooled last week by the Asantehene

Inside the Asante Kingdom in the Ashanti region, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has destooled two chiefs in less than one week.

Days after Asafohene and Head of the Akwamu Division, Akyamfuo Kwame Akowuah, was ousted for flouting the Great Oath of Asanteman, another has received the marching orders.

Chief of Ahenkro, near Offinso, Nana Ahenkro Sei Ababio III has been sanctioned for showing disrespect to the King by defying orders barring chiefs from taking all chieftaincy and land disputes to the courts.

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He was also accused of arrogating to himself an ‘overlord’ status though he is ‘nobody’.

The Asantehene, who spoke through his linguist, Baffuor Osei Kwame Kantankrankyi, said  Ahenkro Sei should blame his insubordination and disrespect for his predicament.   

The Ahenkrohene was enstooled in 1999, just about the time Otumfuo ascended the Golden Stool, but his reign ended at a traditional council meeting at Manhyia Palace on Monday, 24th June , 2019, when Otumfuo delivered judgement.

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It would be recalled that the Asafohene was found guilty for illegal sale of land, among about 40 charges brought against him by his elders.

On ascending the Golden Stool as the 16th Asantehene, Otumfuo’s early initiatives included an order to withdraw all chieftaincy disputes pending in court for settlement through the traditional and customary structures.

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It spontaneously earned him the accolade King Solomon.

Source: Ghana | Nhyira FM | Ohemeng Tawiah | ohemengtawiah@gmail.com