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NANA KWAKU AMOFAH & 14 ORS. V. NANA OWUSU-AKYEAW BREMPONG II OMANHENE OF ATEBUBU

(2001) JELR 68295 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  C.A. NO. 3/99.  •  16 May 2001  •  Ghana

Coram
AMPIAH J.S.C. (PRESIDING),ATUGUBA J.S.C.,MS. AKUFFO J.S.C,LAMPTEY J.S.C,ADZOE J.S.C.

Judgement

JUDGMENT

AMPIAH, J.S.C.:

This is an appeal from the decision of the National House of Chiefs. On 3rd February, 1989, the Petitioners/Respondents herein (some of whom are admitted to be kingmakers of the Owusu-Asare Paramount Stool of Atebubu) petitioned the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs for the removal of the Respondent/Appellant herein as the Omanhene (Paramount Chief) of the Atebubu Traditional Area. They sought —

"1. A declaration that the Respondent herein as occupant of Owusu-Asare Stool '(Atebubu Paramount Stool) has violated customs and taboos of Atebubu' which violations render him liable to be destooled in accordance with Atebubu Customary Law and Usage.

2. An order of destoolment of the Respondent herein Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II as Omanhene of Atebubu".

In all, twelve (12) charges were preferred against the Respondent. On these charges, the Petitioners led evidence and called witnesses in support. They concluded that the Respondent, "does not heed the advice of the ki…

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