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Opinions of Sunday, 27 March 2016

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Criminals Have Destroyed Funeral Posters of Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V’s Sister

It has been brought to my attention that some people from the purported Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua's camp have engaged in some outrageously uncivilised criminal activities. They have engaged in nocturnal removal of funeral posters of Diana, the youngest 47-year old sister of Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V from the walls of Kumawu, Nkwanta, Besoro and Woraso.
In Woraso, the posters have allegedly been removed and destroyed by one Kyeame Owusu at the behest of Worasohene. According to him, Worasohene has ordered the removal of the posters from his land.
In the other mentioned villages or towns, the funeral posters have been removed under the cover of darkness by those uncivilized handful supporters, cowards of course, of the alleged Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua.
Diana passed away in Brussels (Belgium) in February 2016. Her body was flown to Ghana by her brother, Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V who had come to England to visit his wife, children and friends in the same month.
Her body will be laid in state in Kumawu-Bodomase on Friday night, 1st April 2016 and buried on Saturday, 2nd April 2016 at Kumawu Mpapremu. Her final funeral celebrations will be held at Kumawu-Bodomase on the same Saturday.
It must be pointed out to the cowards who double as criminals that legal action can be brought against them for destroying the posters when caught. They have no business removing and destroying the posters. The posters had been posted in designated public places and walls for public funeral announcements. Why then should they remove them?
The fact that they live in these small towns or villages does not make them bush people who have no brains. However, the fact that they have that shameless boldness to take the laws into their hands to commit acts that are at variance with the law does make them uncivilized criminals if not "akuraase taamanfo3"

If they knew what they were doing was right, why did they do it under the cover of darkness? They should bear in mind that walls have ears and the truth will always out.
If they were ordered by Dr Yaw Sarfo, the alleged Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, to do that, I am afraid their stupidly executed action will not legalize the fraudulent chiefship of their employer. He is not Kumawuhene as far as the tradition and custom on enstoolment as prevails in Kumawuman goes.
I hear how "Kumawuhene" Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua has been bragging that he will not allow the legitimate, famous and popular Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V to celebrate his sister's funeral on Saturday, 2nd April 2016.
On what grounds can the supposedly, if not the puppet, Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, stop Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua V from celebrating his sister's funeral? He plans calling in the police to order the funeral celebrations to be stopped, so the allegations go.
Should his threats be anything to go by, then I must confess he is being a complete joke. Has he got any strong legs to stand on to implement his vain threats?
He must bear in mind the principle of action and reaction as studied in chemistry, physics or science in general. Additionally, the law permits one the right to self-defence.
May I take this opportunity to invite all the citizens of Kumawuman in Ghana and abroad to join me to wish Barima Tweneboa Kodua V our heartfelt condolences? You are all invited to attend the funeral to express your sympathy to the bereaved family.
Finally, I shall advise Dr Yaw Sarfo to be mindful of his intentions as he will fail just at the beginning of implementing his absurd plans. He must know better but if he allows his senseless advisors and handful supporters to goad him on to involve himself in any criminal acts that are intended to harm Barima Tweneboa Kodua V and his supporters, then it will be to him like the dictum, "Enye obi na okum Antwi na Boasiako na 3de ne tiri kogyee akyerema"
Diana, damirefa due, due, due ne amanehunu.

Rockson Adofo