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Okyenhene fights Kotokumanhene and Adoagyirihene over Adoagyiri stool: Chief appeals to authorities to intervene

A letter circulating on social media on the official stationary of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council seeking to install a rival chief of Adoagyiri on Saturday 23rd February,2023,has been sighted by publicly.

Due to this development, Akyem Kotoku Traditional Council and Chiefs of Adoagyiri has risen up against an intended enstoolment of Odehyee Ntiamoah Karikari. The Adoagyiri town has its own Chief,Okoanadwo Afutu Dompre ll who has been on the stool far the seventeen years. This step and actions by the Okyehene is to create factionalism and insecurity in the area.

There have been attempts by Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council to conquer and sell lands in Adoagyiri and its environs which from time to time resulted in casualties infuriated the Chief of Adoagyiri who took the matter to the Regional and National Houses of Chiefs. After deliberations, judgements from the courts came in favor of the Adoagyirhene. The judgements have since infuriated the Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin who has vowed to use governmental power to unleash hell and brimstones on Adoagyirhene and make the inhabitants of Adoagyiri and its environs live in fear.

The Okyehene revised his tactics and with the support from the Presidency and connivance at some sections of the Adoagyirhene family,is seeking to install a rival chief.

Adoagyirhene is head of the Ankobea division of Kotoku kingdom and has since 1860 paid homage to the Kotokumanhene and installing a rival chief who would pay homage to Okyehene would make Adoagyiri part of Akyem Abuakwa.

Furthermore, Adoagyiri is Ankobeahene of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area and that is where
Kotokumanhene select his Adontenhene and Akyeamehene from.

Mawerehene of Adoagyiri, Etuosrebour Safo Kankam briefed the media about the history of Adoagyiri. He further indicated their resolve to resist any incursion into Adoagyiri lands and oppose any attempt to install a rival chief of Adoagyiri.

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