The people and kingmakers of Kwahu Atibie of Kwahu Traditional Area have alleged that, Barima Kwame Anane Beteani II, who is holding himself up as chief of the area is not the rightful heir to the stool.
The said Kwame Anane Beteani II, whose private name is Bennet Osei Omari had his name expunged from the National of Chiefs and therefore can no longer hold himself as a chief.
According to Nana Ompoah Akowuah II, the Kwahu Atibiehemaa, Bennet Osei Omari’s name was inadvertently entered in the National Register of Chiefs pending an appeal hearing before the judicial committee of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs.
However, after the determination of the matter, it became imperative that his name be expunged from the Register which was done.
Documents available to this paper revealed that, the National House of Chiefs after taking notice of a letter from the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to that effect, expunged Bennet Osei Omari (Nana Kwame Anane Beteani II) name from the Register of Chiefs, leading to the matter being tried in at the traditional council.
According to Nana Ompoah Akowuah II, Bennet Osei Omari’s name is not in the register of chiefs and so cannot hold himself in that capacity.
He therefore warned prospective investors and land buyers to desist from transacting any business with the said Bennet Osei Omari, as he has no capacity or authority to sell lands and sign document in his capacity as a chief of Kwahu Atibie as he is doing, now until the case is concluded.
He is also urging the general public not to have any dealings with the said Bennet Osei Omari and that any document he signs during this period that the case is pending before the judicial committee of the national house is likely to be annulled depending on how the case is decide.