Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah

Traditional leaders of the Lolobi and Akpafu Traditional areas have petitioned the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah over the delay by the judiciary to hear their case.

Paramount Chief of the Traditional Area, Nana Akoto Masakyi III and Adontenhene of the Akpafu Traditional Area, Nana Tetteh-Attu IV in the letter questioned why a case they filed on September 9, 2019, to appeal recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the Creation of New Regions added their jurisdiction to the new Oti Region is just on file.

According to the traditional leaders, they never asked President Akufo-Addo to include their areas in the new region, therefore, the Commission acted in contradiction to Article 5(2) of the 1992 constitution when it added the Lolobi and Akpafu traditional areas to the Oti Region.

For them, the court not granting them a hearing could be a result of a conspiracy and foul play.

“Rather than being given a fair hearing and justice as guaranteed under the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana, we have become hostage to all manner of official manipulations, unethical and inequitable treatment, undeserving of law-abiding citizens seeking to assert their rights under the 1992 Constitution.

“We dare raise this sceptre as we sense tacit complicity of the courts in an on-going conspiracy of sorts to subvert our aspirations and trample on our rights as citizens by delaying and denying the hearing of our case.”

They then urged the Chief Justice to review their case and give them a hearing as stipulated by the constitution.



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