Otumfuo destools another chief over bribery, multiple sale of lands – Report


The President of the Kumasi Traditional Council, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has destooled Nana Nketia Boampong II, the Chief of Kwaso in the Ejusu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Dailymailgh.com understands the issue was over land, bribery and other misconducts.

There was tension at the Manhyia Palace when the Asantehene sat in state on Thursday (June 8). It comes days after the King launched similar sanctions on the chief of Antoa, Nana Kwame Owusu Agyeman.

Nana Nketia Boampong II is a member of the Benkum Division of the Kumasi Traditional Council.


Per a report by opemsuo.com, one Yaw Gyimah approached the queen mother of Worakese, expressing interest in the vacant Dikro stool of the Worakese community.

After failed attempts to catch the queen’s eye Gyimah run to the Chief of Kwaso who demanded an amount of GHC300,000 in exchange. He managed to pay GHC150,000 but Nana Nketia Boampong II failed to honour his side of the deal.

Gyimah then petitioned the Benkum Division of the KTC but was ignored. He then proceeded to file his case with the Kumasi Traditional Council where Asantehene together with other elders finally heard his case.

When he was hauled before the Council on June 8, Nana Nketia Boampong II initially denied the allegations noting that he never received money from Gyimah.

According to him, the money from Gyimah was received by his brother. He also stated the amount was rather GHC63,000 and not GHC150,000.

He said when the payment came to his attention, he paid back GHC42,000 to Gyimah.
A witness he brought before the King went against him and declared Yaw Gyimah’s allegations as the truth.

Nana Nketia Boampong II eventually took back his denial and pleaded guilty. Additionally, it is reported that the chief is an alcoholic.


In his judgement, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted that Nana Nketia Boampong II engaged in extortion when he demanded money from Gyimah.

He also said he went against his oath of office- in honesty- when he lied to him about taking a bribe. Plus, his drunkenness proves him unfit to continue occupying the stool, the King ruled.

He also faulted the Benkum Division and the elders of Kwaso for ignoring such an important case when they were petitioned.

Whereas Nana Nketia Boampong II was awarded destoolment, the Benkum Division and the stool elders of Kwaso were slapped with fines.

Each member of the Benkum Division is required to present two rams while all the stool elders will present four rams.

SOURCE: dailymailgh.com with additional files from opemsuo.com

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