Kwabenya has no chief – Nii Abbey Family declares
The Office of the Nii Abbey Family of Kwabenya, the family which has traditional authority over Kwabenya lands in Ga State of the Greater Accra Region, has issued a strong-worded warning that one Theophilus Ankama Aryee, who is parading himself as the Chief of Kwabenya is not the legitimate person to ascend the throne.
The said Theophilus Ankama Aryee, the family explained, has over the period been holding onto that chieftaincy title under the Stool name, Nii Abbey Okanfrah III.
But, according to Nii Abbey family, Theophilus Ankama Aryee, has never been nominated, elected, selected and installed as a substantive Chief of Kwabenya in accordance with the relevant traditional and customs by the elders of Nii Abbey family.
Addressing a crowded press conference on Sunday in Accra, Principal Secretary to the Family Elders, Mr. Joseph Rocky Odartei Lamptey, indicated that Mr. Ankama Aryee “has no right of claim to the Kwabenya Royal Stool in the Ga State at all.”
In view of the fact that the claimant to the stool has not been legitimately installed as chief of the area, the elders of Nii Abbey family who form part of Nii Odai Ntow Family of Kwabenya have advised the general public accordingly.
“The Family sincerely advises the general public to desist from doing anything or business with such a person in the name of NII ABBEY FAMILY AND NII ODAI NTOW FAMILY. The public is hereby advised,” the family stressed.
The family indicated that the elders of both families have the right to annul any dealings with people who would ignore the advice and continue to deal with the said chief and that when that happens, the families shall not be held responsible.