[ 2012-07-15 ]
Ten arrested in Central Region chieftaincy crisis
The Central Regional Police Command have arrested
ten persons who are alleged to have assaulted the
chief of Jukwa Mbem.
Nana Takyi was said to have attended the
inauguration of the new District at Twifu Hemang
contrary to the directive by the Denkyira
At a meeting with the Chiefs and elders of the
Denkyira State to explain why he flouted the
orders of the Paramount chief, Odefo Boamponsem,
the sandals of the Nana Takyi was allegedly
removed signifying his destoolement.
He was also alleged to have been assaulted.
The action has led to some tension in the area
with some people reportedly leaving the town.
Joy News Richard Kojo Nyarko said two women and
eight men have been picked up by the police.
Counsel of the arrested persons told Nyarko his
clients are innocent and have been wrongfully
Michael Monney said if sandals of the chief were
indeed removed it was merely a chieftaincy issue
and not a police issue. But the police said there
were aspects of rioting in the area.
Monney said he has only been able to bail two of
the suspects, the women, with the rest still in
The people of Denkyira, Nyarko reported are still
in a state of shock.
Spokesperson of the Denkyira State said the youth
have fled the town for fear of being arrested.
“Some of them have just left the town. If the
people leave the town like that it means it could
be that they are going to rearm themselves and
then come back.
I don't know what is going to happen in the next
few days,” EK Nana said.
He feared the situation could worsen as the
country prepares for election 2012.
Source - Joy News
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