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Regional News of Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Source: Daily Guide

No court order over Somanya Chief

The office of the new King of Yilo Klo Traditional Area at Sra-Somanya has taken a swipe at the Eastern Regional Police Command for halting the coronation of the newly installed Konor on April 30, 2015 without any legal backing.

The police detailed to offer security at the Sra-Somanya palace later turned to prevent the coronation ceremony under the guise of a supposed court order restraining the Yilo Klo Traditional Council from holding the coronation ceremony even though they (police) did not show any documentary proof.

The palace also insisted it has not been served any injunction order but the police led by ASP Francis Ackaah were resolute in their decision to prevent the coronation and in the process turned away invited guests including Ghana’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alhaji Sinare who was the special guest of honour as well as Justice Dotse, a retired justice of the Supreme Court.

Even the guests’ request to pay homage to the new king was turned down.

Prior to the supposed cancellation of the coronation, the public and the police were deceived that the mortal remains of the late Konor Nene Dawutey Ologo who passed away in 2009 and buried at the palace had been stolen.

It was later, through police investigations that the people learnt with utter shock, that the confusion over the late chief’s missing body was staged probably to prevent the smooth coronation of the new the king.

The Konor, Oklepeme Nuer Anorbaa Sasraku II was installed on March 26, 2015 after a memorandum of understanding adopted by the Judicial Committee of the regional house of chiefs after the Koforidua High Court gave the green light to the Nuer family to elect and install a new Konor.

The new chief, known in private life as, Romeo Kofi Tetteh, aged 37, is the logistics manager of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

DAILY GUIDE discovered at the palace on Sunday that all rites to conclude the installation process which would make Nene Anorbaa Sasraku II, the head of the Klo Traditional area had been completed.

What was left was only to outdoor him so that his people could have the opportunity to pay homage to him, this paper learnt.

The Yilo Klo Traditional Council says its legal team is considering how to handle the police.