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Regional News of Thursday, 30 April 2020


Heavy security ahead of Akuapem chieftaincy case judgement

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There is heavy security as the Judicial Committee of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs is set to pronounce judgement on who rules Okuapeman on Wednesday.

About 50 police personnel have stormed the Eastern Regional House of Chief's premises on Wednesday to maintain peace before and after the judgement is pronounced on the prolonged Akuapem chieftaincy dispute.

The case before the Committee which is presided over by Okotwaresuo Kantamanto Agyeman, Chief of Akyem Swedru, started way back in 2017 and has been seeking to ascertain whether it is the Queen or the Abrewatia who appoints a chief.

Representatives and supporters of the two factions, that is the Queen of Akuapem on one hand and one Madam Lily Agyeman, the Abrewatia of the Sakyibea Gate of Akuapem, are in their numbers at the House of Chiefs.

Despite the many supporters, the House of Chiefs has ensured that the protocols against COVID-19 are observed.

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