The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has issued a one-week ultimatum to Togbe Shitor, a fetish priest at Kukurantumi to produce the woman who was seen in leaked videos at his shrine invoking a curse and chanting to kill some notable people.
Okyenhene’s summons comes after naked videos of a woman who claimed to be a sister to Odehye Kwasi Akufo, a candidate who was wrestling the Okuapehene stool was seen cursing and chanting to kill President Akufo-Addo, Okuapemhene Oseadeyo Kwasi Akufo II, Victor Newman a presidential staffer now deceased for supporting what she calls an illegal enstoolment of the current Okuapehene.
The spiritualist, Torgbe Shitor who operates in Akyem Kukurantumi took the woman to room where he made incantations for minutes and gave her a knife to stab a photo believed to be that of new Okuapenhene Oseadeyo Kwasi Akuffo II multiple times while enchanting on the photo to hand over the stool to Odehye Kwasi Akufo.
According to report, the fetish priest will be banished from Akyem land should he fail.
Okyenhene who was livid about the incident issued this warning Monday, April 12, 2021 when the fetish priest turned at the Ofori Panin fie in Kyebi to answer questions about the abominable and despicable act.
The new Okuapemhene was enstooled and outdoored on Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Odehye Kwadwo Kesse, 34, was given the stool name Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo II.
He becomes the ninth Chief to ascend the Ofori Kuma Stool.
The Akropong stool has three ruling houses – Nketia, Amogyaa, and Sakyibea.
It was the turn of the Sakyeabea ruling house to select a candidate to be installed as Okuapehene to ascend the Ofori Kuma Stool which became vacant for almost five years after the demise of Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwah III, Okuapemhene who reigned for 41 years due to dispute in the family.
In 2017, while Odehye Kwasi Akuffo was nominated by the Paramount Queen mother -Nana Afua Nketia Obuo and began processes to install him as successor to the late Okuapehene, the Abrewatia of Sakyeabea Royal family also nominated Odehye Kwadwo Kese for the same stool.
Lilian Nana Agyemang who is the Abrewatia of the Sakyeabea Royal family petitioned the Regional House Chiefs challenging the traditional capacity of the Paramount Queen mother in nominating and installing Odehye Kwasi Akuffo to ascend the stool.
Following the nullification of nomination and enstoolment processes of Odehye Kwasi Akuffo by the Judicial Committee of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Delivering the judgment Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Eastern Regional House of Chief upheld that, selection of a legible royal to be enstooled as Paramount Chief is the prerogative of the Abrewatia of the ruling family whose turn it is to select a candidate and submit the name of the chosen royal to Asonahene to be sent to the Queen mother.
The House upheld that the Queen mother failed to provide evidence that the right traditional procedures were followed before initiating processes to install Odehye Kwasi Akuffo as Okuapemhene.
The House also stated that, the Queen mother alone cannot select a candidate from the Royal Family without the involvement of the Abrewatia, adding that, the involvement of the Abrewatia and the elderly female is an aged-custom which does not take away the powers of the Queen mother in presenting the candidate for final enstoolment, therefore declared that, the nomination and processes to install Odehye Kwasi Akuffo is null and void with no traditional effect hence should not parade himself as Okuapehene.
The house directed that due traditional processes must hence be followed in enstooling a successor.
The Regional House of Chiefs awarded Ghc25,000 cost against the Queen mother.
The Akropong Chieftaincy dispute is however still ragging on in court as the queen mother and odehye Kwasi Akufo family are still in court pursuing justice.