Not long ago, I put out a publication on an alleged consultation between Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, “Kumawuhene” Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua and a queen on one hand, and the top hierarchy of the police personnel at the Kumasi Central Police Station (Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters) on the other. The consultation was simply about Asantehene and his accomplices ordering the police to shoot Barima Tweneboa Kodua V known in private life as John Kwasi Oduro, during his mother’s funeral scheduled to take place at Kumawu-Bodomase in October 2018, should he present himself at the funeral dressed in kingly regalia.
As “to be forewarned is to be forearmed” and “once bitten twice shy”, I did not hesitate to alert the worldwide public to the plot. Without contention about the veracity of the source of the information, I quoted the Ghanaian Akan proverb, “If the marine iguana emerges from the depth of the sea/river to tell you about the death of mother crocodile, we do not dispute it”. This is because they both live underwater and know better about what goes on there than you and I know.
Two of the publications on Breakingnewsgh.com were titled, “Asantehene’s Latest Injurious Plot about the Kumawu Chieftaincy Dispute” and “Open Letter to Ashanti Police Commandant DCOP Kwesi Duku and his Outfit” while the third one was on same website and on Modernghana. The said third one can be accessed via the web link cited below.
By the attached letter below, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly, Mr Samuel Addae Agyekum, evidentially a sycophant of Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua by his YouTube postings, is intentionally or inadvertently on course to guarantee the materialisation of Asantehene’s murderous plot. If it were not so, what is the essence of the content of the letter, if I may ask?
Prior to proceeding any further, let me pause to ask him and His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, formerly an astute Ghanaian legal practitioner and an incorruptible personality of national and international acclamation, the following questions.
How often, and under what circumstances, do District Security Council (DISEC) and Regional Security Council (RESEC) summon bereaved families to a meeting prior to, and over, the interment and funeral of their deceased family member?
Is the DISEC or RESEC invitations to such a meeting discriminatorily executed? If yes, why, and if no, how do they explain it away since it is a known practice in Ghana that many funerals are performed without the families attending any such invitations?
What are the concluding modalities used to justify that the funeral of Nana Oduro’s (Barima Tweneboa Kodua V) mother, Madam Rose Ama Ayewa, will pose a security risk to the public hence the need for a DISEC meeting with the family?
How did the DCE with the DISEC come to the conclusion that there will be a massive crowd attending the funeral hence the need for security measures or some restrictions to be put in place to ensure the public protection and safety?
When the late Mr Benjamin Amponsah (B.A) Mensah died, there was an overwhelmingly massive crowd of mourners at his funeral yet, no DISEC invited his family for a meeting over security concerns regarding his funeral. Similarly, Dr Kwabena Duffour’s uncle, Mr Kusi, passed and was buried on Saturday, 8 September 2018, in Kumawu. A huge crowd of mourners from many parts of Ghana attended the funeral yet, none of his family members was invited into a meeting with the DISEC before, during and after the funeral.
Why is it only in the case of Barima Tweneboa Kodua V’s mother’s funeral that the DISEC are raising alarm about security and safety concerns? Should there be truly any security and safety risks, who is the right person to resolve them? Is it the DISEC or the family?
The invited family members of the late Madam Rose Ama Ayewa, did honour the invitation to attend the meeting on the date, time and venue stated in the letter. The DISEC officials in attendance were, the Effiduase Divisional Police Commander, the Kumawu District Police Commander, the CID from Kumawu, a Fire Service Commander from Effiduase, two BNI personnel and Sekyere Kumawu District Deputy Coordinator.
In the meeting, it was disclosed that Dr Yaw Sarfo (Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua), had told the DISEC he has been invited to attend the funeral in question as a relative or son. This is a total fabrication since he is in no way related to Madam Ama Ayewa and also, no one has extended any invitation to him to attend the funeral. In the end, it was concluded that the DISEC would convey their findings to the DCE and Dr Yaw Sarfo and then get back to the family.
In the meeting, it was announced that no audio-visual recording could take place. The CID personnel and the Deputy Coordinator took the minutes of the meeting.
On Monday, 24 September 2018, a telephone call was made to the family by one of the DISEC officials to attend a follow-up meeting on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, at 10:00 hours. Once again, the elected members of the bereaved family did attend. In the meeting, the DCE insisted that he knows only one paramount chief in the Kumawu Traditional Area and he is the person of Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua (Dr Yaw Sarfo). Therefore, Barima Tweneboa Kodua V, the publicly-recognised and accepted Kumawuhene elected in accordance with Kumawu tradition and custom, should not be seen to conduct himself as a chief during his mother’s funeral.
Now, let me once again ask a few questions to seek clarifications on some baffling issues.
Did then presidential aspirant Nana Akufo Addo, now His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, not promise the nation that he would not involve himself in chieftaincy matters?
Is the DCE, Mr Samuel Addae Agyekum, an appointee by the President of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, not extrovertly prejudicially involving himself in the ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute by his on air utterances, actions and numerous YouTube postings?
When were DCEs and police personnel mandated to be arbiters in chieftaincy matters to decide who is the genuine Kumawuhene whilst court cases are pending to determine whether or not Dr Yaw Sarfo is the eligible Kumawuhene? The DCE by claiming that Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has accepted and gazetted Dr Yaw Sarfo is not an enough justification for him to play the role of an umpire in the ongoing Kumawu chieftaincy dispute in favour of Dr Yaw Sarfo.
Yes, Dr Yaw Sarfo and Kumawuhemaa Nana Abenaa Serwaah Amponsah handpicked Mr Samuel Addae Agyekum, presented him to His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo through one Mr Daniel Adusei, former Kumawu Constituency NPP Chairman, to be nominated as the DCE. Subsequently, is the DCE paying him in kind by doing whatever it takes to promote him as Kumawuhene despite the numerous illegalities surrounding his election, enstoolment and gazetting?
How does the funeral celebration of Madam Rose Ama Ayewa by his son, Barima Tweneboa Kodua V (Nana Oduro), provoke Dr Yaw Sarfo (Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua) and his handful of supporters to seek a fight with him, to culminate in the breach of the protection and safety of the public?
Should the DISEC anticipate any fight, are they not to warn the one likely to bring about the fight rather than the innocent law-abiding citizen going about mourning and paying his mother the last traditional respect?
How does a person accepted by about 95% of the Kumawuman subjects clothing in kingly regalia at his mum’s funeral offend his rival to the point of the rival causing commotion in Kumawuman?
From my investigations, there are two paramount chiefs in Accra, two in Tuobodom in the Brong Ahafo region, two in Suhyen in the Eastern region. There are some in the Northern part of Ghana. Why is none of them harassed and threatened with death? Why are death attempts not made on any them? Why is it only in Kumawuman that the most popular and famous rival chief (Barima Tweneboa Kodua V) constantly intimidated, threatened with death and death attempts made on his life using the government machinery? Check the underlying two YouTube links for evidence.
Going forward, am I not vindicated when I revealed the plot hatched by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to have the police attend the funeral to shoot Barima Tweneboa Kodua V? Now, the Kumawu DCE and the DISEC have said in the meeting of Tuesday, 25 September 2018 that they are escalating their findings to the RESEC. The Ashanti Regional Security Council is headed by the Regional Minister who is Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah. He is known to be the best friend of Dr Yaw Sarfo and also reveres Asantehene so much so that he is scared of the Asante Overlord.
Does it not go to conclude that he will order the police to proceed to Kumawu Bodomase to repeat what they went there to do on Thursday, 16 February 2017, at the late Kumawu Akyempemhene’s funeral as indicated in the YouTube video above? They were shooting the public with the tasked ill-intent to kill Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. It is Asantehene’s plan as I had revealed in my earlier publications to have Barima Tweneboa Kodua V killed by the police. Therefore, should the RESEC order any security personnel to Kumawu-Bodomase to ensure Barima Tweneboa Kodua V does not dress as a chief, then they are doing Asantehene’s dirty job for them.
Is it the official duty of the DISEC or RESEC to enforce chieftaincy rules as to who is a chief or who can dress as a chief? The last time I checked, the final decision rests in the bosom of the courts where conventional methods have failed to resolve chieftaincy disputes as it is in the case of Kumawu.
Mind them, should anything happen to him or any member of the mourners during Madam Rose Ama Ayewa’s funeral, the Kumawu DCE, the Ashanti Regional Minister and the Police Commanders will be held accountable.
As this story gets published, the President of Ghana, Amnesty International, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly will have simultaneously been notified.
I stand to fight any abuse of power that is captured on my “Fight Against Corruption” radar. The attitudes by the DISEC, the DCE and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II are clearly an abuse of their position. They are apparently perpetrating and perpetuating corruption! I will do whatever it takes to ensure that they do not achieve their heinous objective.
Lest I forget, in the second meeting of Tuesday, 25 September 2018, the DCE and his Coordinator were present as well as all those who attended the first meeting on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. The DCE ordered every cell/mobile phone on the attendees to be confiscated for the entire duration that the meeting lasted. According to him, nothing of the nature of audio is recorded during DISEC or RESEC meetings. The minutes of the last meeting (Tuesday, 18 September 2018) was read to all those present in the meeting of Tuesday, 25 September 2018. However, the DCE and his DISEC team denied the invited family a copy of the minutes of the meeting. They said, minutes of DISEC/RESEC meetings are not released to anyone.
I am personally convinced that the DCE and the DISEC are working in favour of Dr Yaw Sarfo from the look of things. Be that as it may, what is the guarantee that they will not alter the minutes of the meeting to favour them when it comes to the crunch period? Will they not alter it to put words in the mouth of the family members to favour the DISEC and their masters?
The family surely do not need any police or military presence in Kumawu-Bodomase during the funeral of Madam Rose Ama Ayewa. If Dr Yaw Sarfo thinks that Barima Tweneboa Kodua V is not a chief, let him go to court to sue him rather than hoping to criminally use the government machinery to eliminate him.