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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has reinstated the chief of Atwima Techiman, Nana Agyei Brempong II, following his destoolment on  April 16, this year for insubordination.

Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II was destooled after he defied the order of the great Asante monarch not to step on a disputed parcel of land at Atwima Kwanwoma.

He was also found guilty of wrongful use of the oath of Asantehene and was subsequently dethroned by the great Asante King.

The decision by Otumfuo to reinstate the deposed chief came after he rendered an unqualified apology to Manhyia through some high-profile personalities including former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Archbishop Emeritus of Kumasi, Archbishop Peter Kwasi Sarpong.

The Asantehene has sworn him again as Atwimahene with a strong warning of being a good person and have respect for the great oath.

The reinstated chief of Atwima Techiman promised to hold allegiance to the Asante kingdom and also to follow the good works of his ancestors.

“I vow to be submissive to your rule and be loyal to this esteemed kingdom of yours. Except sickness, I swear the great oath to adhere to your dictates and would never flout the Great oath of Asante again,” Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II told the Asantehene.

Scores of people from Atwima Techiman, who were at Manhyia Palace to witness the reinstatement of their chief, thanked the Asantehene for altering his earlier decision on their chief.

They were optimistic that their chief had turned on a new leaf and would continue to serve Asantehene and the people of Atwima to ensure rapid development in the Asante Kingdom.

Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, who has been the sole investor to reshaping the entire Atwima traditional area, was having litigation with the chief of Atwima Kwanwoma, Nana Amponsah Kwaa, over a parcel of land situated at Anwaa in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of Ashanti region.

The case which was brought before the Kumasi Traditional Council chaired by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was adjourned to April 2018, for settlement with a directive by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, that no party should step on the land in dispute until they were told to do so.

However, after Asantehene’s directives, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II went to the land to install an Odikro, leading to improper misconduct and insubordination as well as flouting the Great Oath of Otumfuo which is referred to as Ntam Kesse.

Three persons believed to be staunch supporters of the reinstated chief namely: Tony Miner, Maame Gyamfua and Auntie Maggie collapsed and died after hearing the announcement of the destoolment of Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Story by: David Afum and Georgina Sefakor Agyen

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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