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09.03.2009 Regional News

Tension heightens at Gomoa Fetteh

By George Kyei Frimpong - Ghanaian Chronicle

Tension is on the rise at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region, following the arrest of 10 people from the opposing Abor Ewusie Royal Twidan Family, who are suspected of shooting the embattled Chief, Nana Abor Yamoah, aka Mr. Eddie Quaye

Nana Yamoah was said to have been shot together with his wife, by unidentified people, when they were passing the night in their Fetteh residence.

The suspects, who have been arrested by the police, include Kwame Pepe, Ahumka, Amoasi, Kwame Yemoah and Dan Osmadu.

The rest are, Kweku Essel, Kwasi Amkwandoh, Kofi Pepe, Kwabena Asaman and Kwabena Enyiah.

The arrests have angered the members of the Abor Ewusie Royal Twidan Family, who claim that Nana Yamoah was taking advantage of the unfortunate incident to influence the police to settle old scores.

He said the police had refused to grant the suspects bail, while some were arrested on Monday, hence exceeding the 48 hours maximum time one is expected to stay in police cells.

Speaking to The Chronicle, the Regent of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Sammy Kaye, noted that the police was also arresting people who went to visit the suspects in cells.

“For all the six years we have been litigating, we didn't shoot him, so why would we attempt to kill him now that we are winning all our cases?” he questioned rhetorically, and added that Nana Yamoah wanted the opportunity to destabilise the family.

He was in a fix as to who could muster courage to kill Nana Yamoah with all his bodyguards around. Nana concluded that they had captured the family people, the other families wanted to arrest.

When the paper contacted the police investigator, Chief Foli, he declined to comment.

A Cape Coast High Court on June 18, last year fined Nana Abor Yamoah GH¢10,000 for styling himself as the Chief of Gomoah Fetteh.

The court convicted him of contempt of court, and sentenced him to the fine of GH¢3,000, or in default three months imprisonment in hard labour.

Pronouncing judgement the High Court judge, Justice V. G. K. Ayimey, said Eddie was styling himself as a chief, an act which was unlawful.