By Cecil Mensah
The elders of Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region, are calling for the immediate prosecution of the embattled Chief of the area, Nana Abor Yamoah II, otherwise known in private life as Mr Edward Acquaye, for the fraudulent sale of the family lands in the area.
According to the elders, the Chief, whose name has been expunged from the gazette of the National House of Chiefs, has realized about sixty eight million Ghana Cedis from the sale of lands.
The elders say the self-styled chief, has sold lands to the following firms: Ad2adefo Adanfo, which acquired one hundred acres, Jim Ray Estates, thousand two hundred acres, Bonah, eight hundred acres and first Capital Plus, six hundred acres.
The rest are Machious, eight hundred acres, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Precious Group, one hundred acres and Roger Company, one hundred and twenty acres, New Investors, three thousand acres and Fredisco Estates, two thousand acres.
The elders, contend that the various companies, have pledged to make an upfront payment of fifty million Ghana Cedis to the Chief as royalty, but if care was not taken, the self-styled chief would divert the money into his private pocket.
Meanwhile, a document in the possession of The Herald, emanating from the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Central Regional House of Chiefs, dated July 31, 2014, and r addressed to The President of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council headlined, Deletion of Name from the Ghana Register of Chiefs.
The letter signed by Nathan Danquah, the regional registrar and copied to Nana Abor Yamoah II, the Inspector -General of Ghana Police, The Regional Commander, The Divisional Commander, the District Commander reads, I refer to letter number NH/CR.33/VOL.8/30 dated 25 July, 2014 from the National House of Chiefs, Kumasi on the above subject and wish to inform you that the National House of Chiefs at its research committee meeting and full House meeting on the 15 and 16 July, 2014, endorsed for implementation the deletion of the name of Nana Abor Yamoah II, from the National Register of Chiefs.