Residents of Kwahu-Pepease in the Eastern Region were last Friday thrown into a state of shock when the ghost of the late chief of the town, Nana Okyere Ampadu II, allegedly spoke through his sixth wife, Mama Akua Kunamah, and purportedly warned the ex-queen mother, Nana Oforiwa Pokuah and others, to desist from tarnishing his image.
Reports said Friday evening a stranger was spotted running towards the Kwahu-Pepease Nkosoguasuafohene's palace. The residents quickly followed the stranger – a woman – to the palace.
The paper gathered that as soon as the lady entered the palace, she started shouting and seriously shivering. She was said to be speaking like the late chief, Nana Okyere Ampaqdu II, indicating that since his death, there hadn't been peace in the area. Nana was purportedly worried that his funeral rites had not been performed the right way and for that reason, he could not stay in his grave.
According to the allegedly possessed lady, the late chief noted that the queen mother and some family members had created confusion in the area by taking away the stool, regalia and jewelleries – which are used by the traditional rulers.
The 'ghost' further warned that if the queen mother and her followers do not return the royal stool and stop fomenting the tribal war in the area, he (the late chief) would kill them one after the other because he had been disgraced.
The possessed lady sent for Nana's sixth wife, Mama Akua Kunamah. When she was brought before her, she (lady) reportedly touched Mama Kunamah and the spirit was said to have been transferred into her (chief's wife), who also gave warnings and mentioned names of those who were fighting against the new chief.
However, the Nkosoguasuafohene who was visibly shocked took the woman to the Adehyehene’s palace, followed by a large number of the inhabitants, to inform him about the strange incident.
After pouring of libation, the lady asked the traditional rulers to go to the late chief's grave at the main palace to perform other rituals before the spirit deserted her.
Nana Appiah Ofori II, the Kwahu- Pepease Adehyehene, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE confirmed the incident and said the ex-queen mother and the late Abusuapayin some time ago allegedly broke into the palace, stole the black royal stool and conveyed it to an unknown place.
According to him, she was summoned to appear before the Okwawu Traditional Council at Abene but she refused to turn up. For that matter, the kingmakers destooled her.
He noted that the new chief, Nana Kwaku Bonsu, is a royal who qualifies to be enstooled, but the destooled queen mother went ahead to pick an unknown person and installed as chief.
In an interview, Nana Pokuah admitted that the stool was in her custody, and would never release it to the kingmakers because they (kingmakers) had taken a wrong decision by installing a chief who is not a royal.
She said the ghost of the late chief could not do anything to her.
- 4 die as bus carrying choristers plunges into a river
- Commercial drivers to embark on indefinite strike from Monday
- Teacher union to demonstrate on December 15 over laptop deductions
- Mourinho fumes after Roma defeat: ‘There’s a reason we earn a lot more than journalists’
- ‘Legislative hooliganism’ affecting Parliament – Kweku Baako
- Trump social media firm raises $1bn from investors
- I don’t like being a role model and never tried to be the best – Messi
- Belgian zoo hippos test positive for Covid-19
- Kumasi Habitat Fair: Patrons get their land disputes resolved
- Akufo-Addo temporarily bans Ministers, deputies from international travel
Indonesia Consulate in Ghana commiserates with Indonesia volcano victims
Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99
I’m always fair when presiding over matters of Parliament – First Deputy Speaker
JoyNews’ Opoku Gakpo calls for increased investment in smallholder agriculture
Forestry Commission lifts ban on hunting in forests
Playback: The Probe discusses dramatic twists and turns in Parliament over 2022 budget
African Amputee Football Cup of Nations: Sports Ministry to facilitate return flight of stranded champions
Ghana Oil and Gas Award: Full list of 2021 winners
There was no proper quorum formed for Bagbin’s rule – Lawyer
Acting Speaker can’t form a quorum or vote – Prof Abotsi
Panelists at AGRA Farmers’ Day Event call for better collaborations to improve agriculture
Akufo-Addo temporarily bans Ministers, deputies from international travel
Commercial drivers to embark on indefinite strike from Monday
Marince Omario, Black Sherif, Spacely others thrill fans at maiden ‘Gbonyo Party’
Teacher union to demonstrate on December 15 over laptop deductions