Chief destooled for illegal sale of lands

The 20-year reign of the Chief of Aboabo Kesse in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region has come to an end following his removal by the Manhyia Traditional Council for “misconducting” himself.

Nana Kwadwo Kesse II was found guilty by the traditional council for his illegal sale of 17 plots of land without proper documents. This is said to have resulted in his arrest and subsequent prosecution in court.

Briefing the media, the Abusuapanin of Aboabo Kesse, Nana Kwabena Owusu-Ansah said the chief had engaged in several illegal activities; prominent was his gross disrespect to his elders.

The Aboabo Kesse Abusuapanin said the destooled chief should blame himself.

According to him, the deposed chief became ‘pompous’ and also acted as if he was above reproach, which he said was wrong.

“Nana Kwadwo Kesse II is no longer the chief of Aboabo Kesse,” Abusuapanin told the media.

The chief had reigned for 20 years.

It is recalled that Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, in June 2019, destooled the chief of Offinso-Ahenkro, Nana Ahenkro Osei, for alleged malfeasance, a week after the king had destooled the Asafohene, Akyamfour Kwame Akowuah III, who was the head of Akwamu Division of the Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC).

Akyamfour Akowuah, who ruled for eight years, was destooled for gross insubordination towards the Manhyia Palace, particularly flouting the great oath of the Golden Stool, disrespect to Manhyia and his kingmakers as well as illegal sale of lands.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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