Ahene Family of Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region,
is appealing to the Minister of the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery and the Inspector
General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu, for a swift investigation into
the case in which the body of their late relative was allegedly exhumed by the Paramount
Chief of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area, also in the Western Region on December
According to them, the deceased, John Kwame Boakye, popularly known as Kwame Anane’s corpse was exhumed by Tetrete Akuamuah Sekyim II, his kinsmen and women on the same day the body was buried at the family’s Mausoleum Cemetery at Kyekyewere, a community near Wassa Akropong.
Ahene Family’s spokesperson, Peter Nana Amankwah, addressing a news conference
in Accra yesterday, said ‘this misconduct of the Omanhene was reported
severally to the Wassa Amenfi East District Police Commander whose name he gave
as Mr Amoako who did not take any action on the matter.”
Nana Amankwah disclosed that following the ‘misconduct’ of the paramount chief and the District Police Commander’s failure to take action, the Ahene Family wrote numerous petitions to the Western Regional Commander in Sekondi and the Director General of Operations at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Accra, but nothing was done about the case.
the 21st day of December 2018, petition against the misconduct of Tetrete
Akuamoah Sekyim II, paramount Chief of Wassa Amenfi and Mr Amoako, the District
Police Commander of Wassa Amenfi East was sent to the High Command of the Ghana
Police through the Western Regional Command but nothing seem to be done
irrespective of the fact that we the Ahene Family have provided the names of
the young men who did the exhumation,” he said.
Amankwah lamented that in spite of these acts of lawlessness on the part of the
omanhene and his followers no single arrest had ever been made.
spokesperson alleged that the omanhene continued to unleash mayhem on members
of the Ahene Family, including ordering the demolition of a member’s house and
personally assaulting him and at the same time baning the family from
performing funerals of members who passed on.
reason being that until the family produced me (Peter Nana Amankwah) before him
to answer charges why I had to send the matter to the higher authorities and
the media,” he claimed.
Amankwah said the conduct of the paramount chief was causing unrest among the
Ahene Family and were, therefore, calling on the “higher authorities” to help
bring a lasting solution to the impasse to ensure peace and harmony in the
BY EVANGEL KELVIN AINOO
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