Osu Mantse hauled to court over claims to stool

Osu Mantse hauled to court over claims to stool

A group of elders within the Osu Traditional Council, led by Nii Noi Kpanaku, the acting Klottey traditional priest, have taken legal action against the current Osu Mantse.

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Osu Mantse hauled to court over claims to stool

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According to Nii Noi Kpanaku's accusations, the current Osu Mantse, Nii Okwei Kinka VI, had employed nefarious means to acquire the stool he now occupies.

Speaking at a pressing conference in Osu , Accra on Monday January 23rd, 2017, the acting Osu Traditional Priest claimed that the current Osu Mantse does not hail from either of the two royal houses who have legitimate claim to the stool, hence the decision to challenge his claim.

“It is tradition that the stool must be vacant either by death, abdication, or destoolment that the stool could fall to the next ruling house in waiting… "

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"It will interest you to note that while the Osu stool is not vacant and the same has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Ghana in the matter between the Osu stool versus Unilever Ghana Limited, Nii Nortey Owuo, Osu Mantse, being the intervener, the destooled Mankrado of Osu, Samuel Oquaye Nortei, usurped the traditional authority of the Kinkawe Gyaase to wrongfully enstool, against all norms and customs, a total stranger as Osu Mantse. The substantive Osu Mantse, Nii Nortey Owuo III, was enstooled in 1984 and gazetted by the National House of Chiefs in 1986. He has not been destooled, neither has he abdicated the Osu stool,”

Mr. Kpanaku alleged that since Nii Okwei Kinka IV's assumption of the Osu stool he has proceeded to sell pieces of property in Osu only to use the funds acquired for his own benefit.

He also alleged that the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs had a hand in realizing Nii Okwei Kinka IV's ambitions, which is why his election as the president of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs came as no surprise.

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Osu Mantse hauled to court over claims to stool

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