Chiefs deny installation of new Kwahumanhene
Abene (E/R), Jan. 28, GNA - The chiefs of Kwahu Abene, had denied the nomination and outdooring of a new Kwahumanhene.
They told Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Angwubutoge Awuni, Eastern Regional Commander of Police at a meeting at Abene that there are no such plans.
The meeting was attended by opinion leaders of Abene, seat of the Kwahu Paramount Stool under the leadership of Nana Simpe Owuradu III, Krontihene of Abene.
The search for a new paramount chief for the area has created tension and this month, two vehicles belonging to one of the contestants for the stool were burnt down and several protests were held by a section of the youth.
DCOP Awuni said, there was a rumour that a new paramount chief has been nominated and was to be presented to the King maker of Kwahu Traditional Area without notification of the police hence the dispatch of police personnel to the area to ensure peace and protection of property.
He said despite the denial of the chiefs that there would be no installation of a new chief the police would maintain its presence to guarantee peace.
Chief Superintendent of Police James Sarfo-Peprah, Nkawkaw Police District Commander, advised the youth to desist from any activity that could disturb the peace of the area and warned that, anyone who would breech the law would be dealt with.