The kingmakers of Ngleshie Amanfro Stool have warned Charles Akrama Mensah a.k.a. Nyonmor Bei II, biological father of Dancehall artist Shatta Wale, to desist from holding himself as chief of Ngleshie Amanfro.
Their warning came as a result of a publication in town, pasted in connection with the death and funeral arrangements of Sco Stella Gasu.
Addressing a press conference in Ngleshie Amanfro, the Kingmakers including Nii Kwaku Botwe IV (Dzaasetse), Numo Kankam II (Wulomo) and Nii Kwashie Armah IV (Mankralo) stated that, the said announcement which was made by prominent persons of the late Sco Stella Gasu’s family purported that Nyormor Bei II, a.k.a Charles Akramah Mensah, was the Divisional Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro, a position which is “unwarranted.”
The Kingmakers described the reference made to Charles Akrama Mensah as Divisional Chief of the area as tantamount to creating a state of mind to the public and orchestrating mayhem in Ngleshie Amanfro knowing very well Charles Akrama Mensah was not the Chief.
“We the Akwashong wish to state emphatically in unambiguous terms that there had never been any Divisional Chief within the existence of Ngleshie Amanfro from 1733 to date such Chief with that title/inscription and there shall never be since there’s no Stool with that name,” they stressed.
The Kingmakers however stressed that after the demise of the late Nii Kwashie Gborlor III, a substantive Chief was installed in the person of Humphery Djator Botchway who was selected, nominated and installed properly by the accredited kingmakers of the Stool as Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV on August 28, 2011.
“Subsequently, he was gazetted in the year n14th November, 2012 in the register of Chiefs by both the Regional and National House of Chiefs with gazette number 535 and published in the Chieftaincy bulleting in 2015,” the kingmakers stated.
The kingmakers have also informed the public that the publication of the said funeral poster of the late Sco Stella Gasu amounts to Contempt of a declaration in Suit No. E1/103/2013 in the High Court of Justice held in Cape Coast on Thursday February 27, 2020 before His Lordship Justice Emmanuel A. Lodoh.
“Pursuant to the chieftaincy Act which has been complimented by the Constitution section 57 Clause 2 states as follows: “a person does not qualify as a chief if that person has been convicted of high treason, high crime, or offense involving the security of the State, fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude,” she said, and averred that in Suit No. 20/86 in The Republic vs Charles Mensah and Patrick Addo, the court found Charles Mensah who is claiming the Ngleshie Amanfro Stool, guilty and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour.
“From the above, we wish to state that the said Charles Akrama Mensah’s conduct amounted to a criminal offence and its support by the chieftaincy Act section 63 (a) which states that a person who acts or performs the function of a chief when that person is not qualify to act commits an offense and liable on summary conviction to a fine not more than two hundred penalty units or a term of imprisonment of not more than 3 months or to both in the case of continuing offence to a further fine of not more than twenty five penalty units for each day on which the offense continues.”
The Kingmakers also listed several court cases against Charles Nii Akrama Mensah and indicated that, he has no locus to hold himself in the capacity as Divisional Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro.