The New head of Sosromansa royal family of Abetifi in the Eastern Region, Abusuapanin Charles Kwabena Boampong has petition the judicial committee of the Kwahu Tradition Council, challenging the traditional locus and authority of the chief of Abetifi, Nana Aseidu Agyemang II in holding himself as the Adontenghene of the Kwaku traditional council and selling lands belonging to the sosromansa family. The motion was filed at the traditional council on behalf of the sosromansa Abusuapanin and seven other elders of the family by counsel of the group, Nana Obiri Boahen through his Enso Nyame Yer’ chambers on Friday, November 6, 2015.
The petition are asking the judicial committee of the council to restrain Nana Asiedu Agyemang from selling ancestral family land of Sosromansa, which shares common boundary with Pitiku stool land, Kumawu stool land, Brukuwa stool land and Abene stool land until the final determination of the case.
The motion also seeks to nullify the validity of Nana asiedu Agyemang as the chief of Abetifi and also the Adontenhene of the Kwahu Traditional Council.
According to the petitioners, Nana Asiedu Agyemang, who hails from the Kronkor family of the Etena clan, is not the rightful occupant of the stool, and that it is the only members of the Sosronmansa stool who can ascend to both male and female stools of Kwahu Adonten.
“Tradition, custom, legend and conventions of Kwahe Adonten State say unreservedly that it is only the royals of Sosromansa lineage who can occupy the Adonten Stool within the Kwahu Traditional Area”, the petitioners said, adding that ever since the people of Abetifi migrated from Asante about 300 years ago and settled at Abetifi, it has always been the royals of the Sosromansa division of the Etena Royal Clan or Family who have occupied both male and female stool of Abetifi.
The petitioners noted that the Kronkor family, which Nana Asiedu Agyemang belongs to can only ascend the Akyeame stool of Abetifi.
According to the petitioners, they initially protested against the wrongful installation of Nana Asiedu Agyemang as the chief of Abetifi. “The purported installation of Nana Asiedu Agyemang is therefore null and void and same of no legal effect. By custom, tradition, convention and law, the respondent has never been nominated, selected and considered and enstooled as the chief of Abetifi,” the petitioners claimed.