Regional News of Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Source: Kwame Ntim
Kingmakers of Sempe have described media reports on the outcome of a suit filed by Nii Otintor II at an Accra fast track high court as inconclusive, half-baked to throw dust into the eyes of Ghanaians since the case is still pending in court for a final determination.
In a statement signed by Nii Adote Korle-Bu, Head of Kpakpo Barima We, Nii Ashalley Asuku, Head of Tetteh Kpeshie We and Nii Ayi Doku, Head of Saka Tsuru We, the Kingmakers argued that Nii Adote Obour, a claimant to the stool, was rightfully destooled in 1994 with all the customary rights to that effect performed.
They say due to the bureaucratic processes that must be undertaken to correct the gazetting of the destooled, some unscrupulous individuals are using the delay, as right to claim the stool and subsequently misappropriate properties of the Sempe State.
According to the statement, "The learned trial judge made a ruling oblivious of the fact that there was an active case regarding the right to occupy the Sempe Stool, which is still pending before the Judicial Committee of the Ga Traditional Council."
The statement further cautioned persons who see the ruling as a yardstick to propagate their negative agenda in the Sempe State to be cautious in their dealings not to incur the wrath of the people of Sempe.
"The Sempe Stool has instructed its solicitors to ensure that all Sempe lands and properties wherever situated, lying or located are comprehensively defended and protected in the interest of Stool subjects."