Opinions Sun, 19 Feb 2017

Peace FM and the Police Lying About the Infliction of Police Brutalities on Innocent People at Kumawu-Bodomase

Ghana police personnel supported by heavily armed military as though they were going

to war in Afghanistan or Syria, have made Kumawu-Bodomase their congregating ground

since Sunday, 12 February 2017. This prompted me to put out a series of publications

on Ghanaweb and Modernghana, two of the leading Ghana internet news portals, alerting

the public to their dubious mission which bordered on bias and perpetration of


The intelligence I gathered from far away United Kingdom, indicated that they had

gone there with the sole intent to disrupt the funeral of the late Kumawu

Akyempemhene Nana Okyere Krapa II and also, to prevent Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa

Kodua V from attending the funeral in the capacity of Kumawuhene.

On the afternoon of Thursday, 16 February 2017, when Kumawuhene Barima Tweneboa Kodua

V, and his sub-chiefs and supporting mourners were in a long traditional procession

to the funeral grounds to pay their last homage to, and also swear the traditional

oath to, the remains of Nana Okyere Krapa II which was laid in state, before its

burial in the late night, they were not only accosted but also, brutally attacked by

the police cum military personnel. The police forcibly penetrated the crowd

surrounding Barima Tweneboa Kodua V, seized the kingly umbrellas which were over his

head and broke them up.

The armed police cum military personnel started firing warning shots with both rubber

and live ammunitions. In the process, they injured themselves and the public.

I had intended to wait until Monday, 20 February 2017 to place a detailed publication

on what exactly transpired in Kumawu-Bodomase with the facts and video-recorded

evidence I have obtained, but for a quick rebuttal to the irresponsible lies told

over the airwaves which I picked up on my smart phone last night and this afternoon

by Kwame Sampson Nyamekye of Hello FM Kumasi, and the Ashanti Regional Police

spokesman Tango, respectively, I cannot wait to come out with the other true side of

the story hence this short rebuttal.

The video evidence will be published on Monday and I shall beg Ghanaweb and

Modernghana to show them but not only the link that will be provided.

I wonder why this misfit in his own journalism profession called Sampson Kwame

Nyamekye of Hello FM has that absurd infatuation with propagating lies. A journalist

is supposed to report nothing but the truth when he/she goes to cover an occasion, be

whatever its nature. However, this guy has a penchant for twisting the story to suit

his own evil intentions.

His deplorable and unprofessional news coverage compelled me to lambast him for

correction in an article I published on both Ghanaweb and Modernghana under their

Feature Article column of Monday, 6 April 2015 titled, Who Is This Greenhorn

Journalist at Hello FM in Kumasi? The publication could be read by interested public

readers via the underlying web link provided.


I heard Sampson Kwame Nyamekye last night when contacted by Peace FM evening

newscaster to brief them on the events at Kumawu-Bodomase say that the supporters of

Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua V, were the first to start firing gun bullets

at the police and that three police officers had sustained various types of gun shot

injuries. He was not at Kumawu-Bodomase himself or if he were, he as usual twisted

the truth.

The police were the first to attack Barima Tweneboa Kodua V and his sub-chiefs and

their supporting mourners. This is proved by the attached audio interview granted to

Nhyira FM by a female news reporter who went to Kumawu-Bodomase to cover the funeral.

This goes to reveal the diabolic nature of that sub-standard so-called journalist

called Sampson Kwame Nyame who poisons the minds of Ghanaians with his blatant lies

and bogus journalism only tolerated in Ghana.

Additionally, the Ashanti Regional Police spokesperson, Tango, was heard saying this

afternoon on Peace FM that the supporters of Kumawuhene Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua

V, were the first to fire bombs at the police. He said they had gathered intelligence

that a person conducting himself as Kumawuhene was intending to attend a funeral of

one of his sub-chiefs and that if he did, it would bring troubles to Kumawu.

Therefore, the police moved in to stop him from doing that because on their official

records, they know of only one Omanhene of Kumawu and it was not the person

self-styling himself as Kumawu Omanhene. This intervention by the police led to five

police officers sustaining various degrees of injuries and they have been taken to


Let me ask Police Commander Tango a few questions.

1. How did he come by the conclusion that Baraima Tweneboa Kodua V, the so-called

self-styled Kumawuhene, attending the funeral in the capacity of Kumawu Omanhene,

would bring troubles to Kumawuman and what could be the troubles?

2. Was the so-called Kumawuhene that they know of, thus, Barima Sarfo Tweneboa

Kodua, attending the same funeral? If he was, who had invited him to it and if he

wasn’t, how did he, Tango, and the security operatives, concluded that Barima

Tweneboa Kodua attending the funeral was a recipe for disaster in Kumawuman?

3. Who tipped them off with his so-called intelligence that the police received

subsequent upon which they moved heavily armed police cum military personnel to

inflict purposeful injuries on the innocent people of Kumawu-Bodomase?

4. Does he know how and when one becomes Kumawuhene and does he know about the

court cases pending against the bogus enthronement of Dr Yaw Sarfo by the colluding

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, as Kumawuhene?

I will reserve my tough questions for Monday, 20 February 2017’s envisaged

publication. However, I want the public to note this particular underlying

information which will involve His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo.

The Divisional Police Commander in Ashanti Effiduase ordered two of the police

officers to shoot and kill Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. When they were hesitating, he

said, shoot and kill him because this is an order from above. As they both cocked and

pulled the trigger of their rifles, the rifles failed jammed. He then pulled his own

pistol to shoot Barima Tweneboa Kodua V but he himself ended up suffering injuries.

Praise be to God who has designated Barima Tweneboa Kodua V as Kumawuhene hence all

the forces rising up against him are failing and falling to his right and left hand


Now, I shall be publishing articles to find out from His Excellency President Nana

Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo if he did issue that order from above to kill Kumawuhene

Barima Tweneboa Kodua V. Which order in Ghana could be higher than the one coming

from the President? I want an explanation for that Order from Above nonsense that has

become the favourite phrase to employ by lawless security personnel or individuals to

sometimes justify or facilitate their committed acts of lawlessness. Could that order

have come from the Minister of Interior, the Inspector General of Police, the

transferred Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Nathan Kofi Boakye or Asantehene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II? Wherever that silly and murder-intended order came from, I

shall take it upon myself to find it out, first starting from the doorsteps of the


We shall not sit down for lawlessness to overwhelm innocent Ghanaians and mother


Until then, please listen to the news reportage by a female news presenter who went

to cover the occasion that ended up with the police destroying Barima Tweneboa Kodua

V’s umbrellas, injuring innocent persons and causing malicious commotion in Kumawu


Finally, readers should disregard the lies being announced on, and by, Peace FM, in

relation to the incident that occurred in Kumawu-Bodomase yesterday. It was the

police that started it but not as distortedly being reported by Peace FM to probably

suit their selfish interests.

Rockson Adofo

(Written on Friday, 17 February 2017)
Columnist: Adofo, Rockson