Togbega Gabusu VI: Gbi Traditional Council announces death of overlord

Togbega Gabusu VI: Gbi Traditional Council announces death of overlord

- The paramount chief of the Hohoe Traditional State in the Volta region, Togbega Gabusu VI, has died at 68

- The Gbi Traditional Council announced his demise in a statement on January 18, 2020

- A one week state of mourning and two weeks ban on noise making within the Hohoe Traditional State has been declared in respect of the late Togbega Gabusu VI

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The Gbi Traditional Council in the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta region has announced the death of their paramount chief, Togbega Gabusu VI.

Togbega Gabusu VI passed away at the age of 68, ending his 29-year reign as overlord of the Gbi state.

A seven-day state of mourning has been declared and residents of Hohoe are to be attired in red and black to mourn the late ruler's demise.

The Traditional Council in the Volta region officially announced the death of His Royal Highness Togbega Gabusu VI on January 18, 2020.

Flags in Hohoe are flying at half-mast since January 18 to January 25, 2020.

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Phot credit: Togbega Gabusu VI/Facebook

Togbega Gabusu VI: Gbi Traditional Council announces death of overlord
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This announcement followed a two-week ban on noise making within the Hohoe Traditional Area.

Togbui Gabusu VI, privately known as Eli Bright Billy Kormla Kumadie, began his 29-year rule as overlord on May 25, 1989.

He was then a young teacher who hailed from the royal gate of Kadrake, one of the three gates of the Royal Tokoni Clan of Gbi-Hohoe

In an address announcing the demise of the late ruler, Togbe Krah,who spoke on behalf of Togbe Wode, the acting Paramount Chief of the Hohoe Traditional Council, noted that a book of condolence will be opened at the traditional council.

He also asked all residents to go about their daily activities ''in sobriety''.

Togbega Gabusu VI: Gbi Traditional Council announces death of overlord

Photo credit: Togbega Gabusu VI/Facebook
Source: Facebook

The traditional council says it will communicate all funeral details when arrangements have been finalised.

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