Three chiefs, linguist arrested at Akropong after installing Okuapemhene

Four persons have been picked by Police in Akropong for violating the ban on social gathering and distancing by installing a chief.

They were picked Friday afternoon by a police team led by the District Police Commander Stephen Tetteh.

The suspects are three Chiefs and a linguist. They have since been granted bail to report to Police on Monday.

Ghana has recorded 2074 coronavirus with 17 deaths and 212 recoveries as of April 29,2020.As a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus, President Akufo has suspended social gatherings with more than 25 persons.

Speaking to the media after their release, Odehye Kofi Asiedu Adumfo, Linguist for the Kingmakers one of the persons arrested said, officially only 11 persons were accredited to take part in the ceremony, therefore, it was the responsibility of the security to ward off onlookers who crowded the place.

Traditional processes to enstooled a new Okuapemhene started Friday at Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region amid tight security.

There was heavy presence of armed police from the Formed Police Unit (FPU), Military personnel, BNI and National Security operatives.

The swift enstoolment of Nana Kwadwo Kese, 34, as the new Okuapemhene follows nullification of the enstoolment of Odehye Kwasi Akufo by the Eastern Regional House of chiefs on Thursday.

The Abrewatia of Sakyeabea Royal Family and eighth of the eleven Kingmakers presented the Paramount Chief elect to the Asonahene, the Krontihene -Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyemang and Baamuhene -Nana Kwame Asare Bampoe to perform the necessary traditional rites and slaughtering of sheep on the feet of Nana Kwadwo Kese signifying their endorsement.

He was then paraded three times to and fro north and south of Akropong Township as tradition demands.

The Paramount Chief Elect will swear to the Krontihene and all five divisional chiefs will also swear oath of allegiance to him before outdooring.

Bennett Smith Opoku, a spokesperson for Sakyeabea Royal Family told the media that the enstoolment was 85 per cent completed.


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