26.04.2005 Diaspora News

Woman Claims $30,000 From Mamponghene

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A New York-based Ghanaian, Mrs Rosina Mensah, and the Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II, are set for a legal battle at the Kumasi High Court over the Omanhene's alleged fraudulent representation relating to the stool of the queen of the Asante Mampong Traditional Area.

While Mrs Mensah, also known as Nana Abena Nyantakyi, has filed a writ at the court claiming $30,000 or its equivalent in cedis from Daasebre Osei Bonsu for his alleged fraudulent representation relating to the queenship, the Omanhene has made a counter claim for general damages against the woman for deliberately making up a story “that she knew was untrue”.

The Omanhene insists that the allegation that he took $30,000 from the woman to offer her the stool is a frame-up to lower him in the eyes of right thinking people.

Mrs Mensah, on the other hand, has alleged that the Omanhene has refused to pay back the money after several demands and, therefore, prayed the court for damages for fraudulent representation and the payment of interest on the amount at the normal commercial rate in Ghana.

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