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The Bibiani Circuit Court presided over by his Honour Yaw Owuahene Acheamong delivered judgment to discharge four king makers and two others from the Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Council.

The Six were arrested on 7th February, 2019 at Sefwi Bekwai in an attempt to outdoor Nana Kwasi Danso, a lecturer at the Valley View University, Sefwi Wiawso Campus as the new Paramount Chief for the Sefwi Bekwai Traditional area to inherit the late Odeneho Gyapong Ababio.

The accused persons included Nana Kwadwo Twum (II) who is the Acting President of the Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Council and also the Kontihene, Nana Kwasi Tenakwa II (Nifahene), Nana Kofi Aning (Gyaasehene), Abusuapanin Nana Kofi Senti Boahen and others.

The six were accused and charged for violating the public order act, creating fear and panic and not using the right procedure to outdoor the chief, and finally, not legitimate king makers to select a candidate for the paramouncy.

The court gave the other faction who masterminded the arrest of the king makers to provide the court with evidence or prove anything which denies the king makers from installing the Paramount Chief as they claimed of which they could not provide after the Court's several request.

Upon these evidences the court saw it be a force allegation against the king makers, since the other faction had no proper evidence against the King makers and the police charge was also force. Base on this, the court has freed the king makers for not doing anything wrong.

Lawyer Nkoah Gyapong who stood for the King makers after the judgment commended the court for implementing the constitutional instrument in dealing with matters concerning Chieftaincy.

“Under the Courts Act, Chieftaincy Act and the Constitution, it is only a Judicial Committees of the appropriate judicial bodies of the Regional House of Chiefs, the Traditional Council on appeals to the National House of Chiefs then to the Supreme Court who are authorized to settle chieftaincy disputes by law.” Lawyer Gyapong explained.

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