The paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Tradiotional Area, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has today asked immigrant ritualists working under the guise of tradiotional priests to vacate the Akyem Abuakwa land.
According to the release the most respected council in Ghana, these ritualists have overstayed their welcome and have therefore abused the hospitality meted out to them.
The directive further bans their operations on the land such that their doings are against the custom, and systems of the Akyem Abuakwa traditiona Area and Ghana at large.
It is also revealed that the decision came to bear after reports of series of these spiritualists who they term as "aliens" dube people and later kill them as part of their rituals.
"The Osagyefuo wishes to indicate further that the Adeisu incident is not an isolated incident; it however authenticates several reports and complaints received by the Ofori Panin Palace, and exposes the gravity of the situation." - the statement revealed.
"In defence of greater public interest and fulfillment of his responsibility as the Over Lord of Akyem Abuakwa, the Osagyefuo has found it prudent and timely to order the following measures:
1. That all alien shrines be closed down within two weeks from the date of this public statement.
2. An immediate end to all customary rituals alien to Akyem Abuakwa custom
3. By this notice ,Osagyefuo request the Ghana Police and other Security agencies to institute formal measures to intensify and broaden investigations to ritual murders and other criminal activities mentioned earlier.
4. In relation to the above, background checks must be made on all migrant fetish priest and their assigns.
5. Retrieval of all ammunitions to ensure the safety of lawful citizens.
He further by this statement is ordering all Chiefs in Akyem Abuakwa not lease lands to immigrant traditional priests and their associates.
The Osagyefuo regrets to add that any Chief , irrespective of rank who under whatever circumstance lease lands for the purposes of erection of shrines will face immediate destoolment and other related sanctions.
Nananom are also ordered to be fully dedicated to the enforcement of the above measures."
Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, presides over 940 towns and communities in Ghana.
By: Nana Gyasi | Radio 1 | Ghana
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