Astute lawyer and former Director of Ghana School of Law, Mr Kwaku Ansa-Asare who is the lawyer for the petitioners in the Okuapeman chieftaincy dispute has stated that per the ruling of the Koforidua high court there’s no Okuapehene.

According to him, the man parading himself as Okuapehene has not purged himself of contempt of court after he paid his fine and is appealing the case in the supreme court.

The Ghana Police Service filed a motion praying the Akuapem Mampong District court for an order to stop Odehye Kwasi Akuffo from parading himself as a royal at a funeral creating tension in Akropong.

The motion was for the execution of bond for keeping the peace under section 22 of the criminal and other offences (Procedure) Act 1969, Act 30.

of the regional house of Chiefs nominated and selected Odehye Kwadwo Kesse for enstoolment as Okuapehene.

The High Court after hearing the matter determined that Odehye Kwadwo Kesse and Abrewatia Lilly Agyemang were guilty of contempt of court and hence convicted them to a fine of GHc10,000 each, or in default go to jail for 14 days.

As contemnors, they followed the court order and paid their fine. Until they challenge their conviction in court, they cannot do anything otherwise.

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