The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has destooled the Chief of Hemang, Osabarima Professor Mirikissi Apori Atta.

A statement signed by the Akyem Abuakwa State Secretary, D.M Ofori Atta, said the chief of Hemang upon a petition by the people of Dome and Gyampomanin was invited to answer charges before the Kyebi Executive Council.

But, the Hemanghene in brazen disregard for custom, disrespected summons to appear before the Akyem Abuakwa State Council and in a letter addressed to the Council by his lawyers questioned the jurisdiction of the Kyebi Executive Council to determine matters concerning Hemang lands.

The Okyenhene made the decision in the presence of Daasebre Boamah Darko, Adontenhene and Kukurantumihene, the Oseawuohene and Wankyihene, Daasebre Asumadu Appiah, members of the Kyebi Executive Council, Kingmakers and representatives of the Hemang stool.

Below is the full statement

This follows complaints of uncustomary conduct and harassment of the people of Dome and Gyampomani and his unlawful claim of ownership of lands in the two villages.

However, the Hemanghene in brazen disregard for custom, disrespected summons to appear before the Akyem Abuakwa State Council and in a letter addressed to the Council by his lawyers questioned the jurisdiction of the Kyebi Executive Council to determine matters concerning Hemang lands.

The Okyenhene deplored the unruly, uncustomary and disrespectful conduct of the Hemanghene.

The Gyaasehene of Kyebi, Barima Amoako Darko Ampem poured libation and slaughtered a sheep to give customary validity to the destoolment process.

By this decision, the Kingmakers of the Hemang stool are under customary obligation to present a new candidate for installation as Chief of Hemang within 40 days.

Signed

D.M Ofori Atta

State Secretary.

 

Source:myjoyonline.com