….As House Of Chiefs Remove His Name From Register
By Cecil Mensah
The National House of Chiefs, has expunged the name of Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, from the National Register of Chiefs as the chief of Ngleshie Amanfro Mantse in the Greater Accra Region.
In effect, the Chieftaincy Institution, does not recognize Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, as the Ngleshie Amanfro Mantse.
Sometime in 2012, the National House of Chiefs, was petitioned by Gaisie Zwennes Hughes & Co on behalf of Nii Cofie Ajenkwa III, against the registration of Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, as Ngleshie Amanfro Mantse.
Upon receipt of the said petition, the National House of Chiefs, then set up a two – member committee to look into the matter and presents a report to the House.
The two- member committee, reported that there had been a matter involving the Ngleshie Amanfro stool, pending before the Ga Traditional Council since 2010, and prior to the registration of Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV in 2012.
The committee further reported that, as a matter of fact, Nii Cofie Ajenkwa III, was still the substantive Ngleshie Amanfro Mantse, as he has neither been destooled nor abdicated.
At a National House of Chiefs meeting held on November 12, 2015, the full House accepted the report of the two- member committee.
The Herald learnt that as a result, the name of Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, was expunged from the National Register of Chiefs.
The committee recommended in a letter dated November 25, 2015 and signed by the Acting Registrar, National House of Chiefs A. K. Essien, stated that the entry of the name of Nii Kwashie Gborlor in the National Register of Chiefs as Ngleshie Amanfro Mantse be reversed and same expunged from the National Register of Chiefs.
The decision of the National House of Chiefs was forwarded to the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, which has been received by the House and further communicated same to the parties involved.
Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV, known in private life as Humphrey Dzartor Botchway, otherwise known as “Koforidua,” was on Tuesday February 22 arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl in his house at Amanfro in the Ga South Municipality.
He was granted police enquiry bail on February 23, 2016, pending police investigations.
Meanwhile, scores of residents of Ngleshie Amanfro, received the news of the arrest of the disputed chief with ecstasy amidst shouts of Gborlor must Go, Gborlor must go.
They averred that the disputed chief’s time is up ,since rumors are abounds about his sexual escapades with young girls and women in the community.
They stated that with his arrest, their girls and wives, would heave a sigh of relief, since most of them for fear of victimization and public ridicule, have swept their ordeals with him under the carpet.
Residents also expressed dissatisfaction about what they term as the “sharia law” that Nii kwashie Gborlor , has introduced in the community.