The President of the Akpini Truadional Council in the Volta Region, Togbe Osei Tutu Brempong III, says there is currently no paramount chief at Sovie in the Kpando municipality
According to him, the council, does not recognize anyone as paramount chief of the Sovie area.
Togbe Osei Tutu Brempong III, also the Paramount Chief of Wusuta Traditional Council, made this known to journalists in an interview at kpando.
He stressed that, neither Mr. George Prika, also known as Togbe Kofi Nyarku VII, nor Felix Todetse, also known as Togbe Yaw Nyarku VII, is
recognized by the Traditional council nor the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, as Paramount Chief of Sovie Traditional Area.
He added that, none of the two, could be addressed as such, until the resolution of the case before the regional house of Chiefs was settled.
He admitted that, there are two factions in Sovie with claims and counter claims of legitimacy, which the regional house of Chiefs is adjudicating on.
Although, he did not specify the claims, this paper’s investigations have revealed that, one side is claiming that although George Prika is from the Royal family, he was installed without the royal stool which is against their customs and traditions of the area.
It is alleged that the father in possession of the stool had asked that he be re- installed properly but his faction led by Gyangbo Kodjo has refused.
After trying to resolve the issue amicably for eight years without a resolution they had no option but to install Felix Todetse who is also a member of the royal family.
Touching on the murder case at Sovia, the president of the council called for calm in the area.
On April 4, 2016 on Fabian Mensah was murdered at Sovia, he said the traditional council had called both parties and cautioned them.
He, however, admitted that the Kpando Police District Commander, had said that the preliminary investigations classified the case as murder and not as a result of the chieftaincy dispute, as one side would have them believe.
Togbe Osei Tutu Brempomg III, expressed confidence in the ability of the Kpando police and said they should be allowed to do their work.
When asked whether it was right for the police to arrest a paramount chief, Togbe Osei tutu Brempomg III, said that no one was above the law.
He said that, he believed even if President Mahama was accused of murder, the police would do their work
He, however, restated that the accused is not yet recognized by the Akpini Traditional Council or the Regional House of Chiefs as one of them.
The President of the Akpini Traditional Council in the Volta Region, Togbe Osei Tutu Brempomg, said Sovia Traditional area has no paramount chief.