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Osu chief dragged to court for fraud

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the acting Osu traditional priest claimed the current chief, Nii Okwei Kinka does not come from any of the two royal houses that lay claim to the Osu stool.

Some elders of the Osu Traditional Council led by Nii Noi Kpanaku, acting Osu Klottey traditional priest, have dragged the current Osu Mantse (chief) Nii Okwei Kinka VI to court over accusations that he used fraudulent means to acquire the Osu stool.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the acting Osu traditional priest claimed the current chief, Nii Okwei Kinka does not come from any of the two royal houses that lay claim to the Osu stool.

“It is tradition that the stool must be vacant either by death, abdication, or destoolment that the stool could fall to the next ruling house in waiting… It will interest you to note that while the Osu stool is not vacant and the same has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Ghana in the matter between the Osu stool versus Unilever Ghana Limited, Nii Nortey Owuo, Osu Mantse, being the intervener, the destooled Mankrado of Osu, Samuel Oquaye Nortei, usurped the traditional authority of the Kinkawe Gyaase to wrongfully enstool, against all norms and customs, a total stranger as Osu Mantse.
“The substantive Osu Mantse, Nii Nortey Owuo III, was enstooled in 1984 and gazetted by the National House of Chiefs in 1986. He has not been destooled, neither has he abdicated the Osu stool,” he stated.
Nii Noi Kpanaku further accused the current Osu chief of indiscriminately selling Osu lands and using the monies for his personal interests.

The case filed against the current chief will be heard on 25th January, 2017.

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