Chiefs, elders and hundreds of residents of Tarkwa in the Western Region on Tuesday hit the principal streets of the mining town, to demand the reinstatement of Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II, as the paramount chief of Wassa Fiase.
The protesters clad in red apparel, marched through every corner of the streets of Tarkwa to drum home their demands, warning that they would advise themselves if their paramount chief is not reinstated before the end of 2020.
The angry chiefs and residents also appealed to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to intervene in the sensitive matter in order to restore peace in the area.
In a statement after the massive demonstration, Queen mother of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Nana Abena Kunadjoa II, prevailed upon Nana Akufo-Addo to provide the traditional council with adequate security to enable Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II to be reinstated as the Omanhene.
She argued that Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II has been cleared by both Western and National House of Chiefs to be reinstated to continue his kingship as the Omanhene, after his conviction in 2002 by Sekondi High court for contempt.
Nana Abena Kunadjoa II further called for the transfer of the registrar from the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council for overstaying his tenure and allegedly demonstrating gross disrespect to Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II and the entire membership of the royal family.
She also called for an immediate audit of all transactions on the finances of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council.
Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II was convicted in 2002 by Sekondi High Court for contempt and subsequently destooled following his conviction.
Odeneho after serving the jail term in July 2003 filed an appeal at the Appeals Court for his conviction to be quashed.
The Judicial Committee of the Western Regional House of Chiefs on August 19, 2015, ruled in favour of Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II, stating that there was no valid destoolment of Odeneho thus the Paramount Chief was not destooled in April 2002.
The Public Relations Officer of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Fiifi Ampong in an interview called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to assist the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council to reinstate Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II as the paramount chief of the traditional council.