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06.11.2007 General News

Sri’s critics dared to go to court

By The Independent
Sri’s critics dared to go to court
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The royal Adzorvia clan of Anlo in the Keta District of the Volta Region has dared critics and opponents to the coronation and installation of Torgbui Sri III as the Awoamefia of Anlo Traditional Area, to go to court to have the matter resolved.

The Adzorvia clan said, in matters regarding disagreement in respect of chieftaincy there are a lot of remedies one could seek, and these include going to court or the Regional and National Houses of Chiefs.

The clan therefore said, it was an act of shame for anybody to deceive some youth into fomenting trouble over disagreements that have resulted in the death of four people including a police officer, who was among those deployed to keep the peace in the area following clashes between rival factions in the Anlo chieftaincy dispute.

A spokesman of the royal Adzorvia clan, Albert Sadika, acting stool father of the Awoamezi told The Independent, "In matters of this nature, there are procedures one could adopt to seek redress, but it is outrageous for anybody to indulge in any act that could lead to senseless killings."

The acting stool father said, Torgbui Sri, who is now the Awoamefia of Anlo Traditional Area, did not impose himself on the people, but the Kingmakers of Anlo duly selected him as the heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, barely one week after an Accra Fast Track High Court halted Regent Torgbui Sri's installation as the Awoamefia of Anlo, some concerned citizens of Anlo, who could not hide their displeasure with regards to the current riots that have rocked the Anloga township, has blamed certain personalities they claim are behind what they describe as "a mess."

The Awoamefia Stool Secretary, Mr. Napoleon Agboada, who debunked claims that the installation of Regent Torgbui Sri III has been halted and for that matter, the Anlo state still remains without an Awoamefia, told the press at Anloga that, the restraining order by the court following the granting of an ex-parte motion tabled before the Accra Fast Track High Court by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mr. Joe Ghartey, did not have effect on the installation of Regent Torgbui Sri III as the new Awoamefia of Anlo.

According to him, Francis Nyonyo Agboada, has since been installed the new Awoamefia of Anlo.

In an interview, the Deputy Volta Regional Police Commander, ACP Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, gave the assurance that, it is the duty of the police service to ensure law and order, while exhibiting high level of professionalism to duty.

He said, the people of Anloga are peace-loving people, but affirmed that, the incident that took place and resulted in the loss of lives would be thoroughly investigated and the culprits brought to book.

He observed that, the time is not ripe to apportion blame, and then quickly added that, in the interest of peace, all persons should bury all indifferences and forge ahead with the development of Anloga

According to the Police Commander, the public should not expect anything from the police, but a high level of professionalism in the exercise of their duties.

He challenged the youth to be law-abiding, and desist from acts that can undermine the peace that is prevailing in the society.

He said, all those arrested in connection with the riot would be screened for and anyone found to be involved would be dealt with accordingly.

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