The Divisional Chief of Armaah – man, Nii Armaah Kwafo II, who is also acting president of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council in the Greater Accra Region is calling on the powers that be; especially the Inspector General of Police (IGP) George Akuffo Dampare to immediately transfer DSP Tieku, James Town District Police Commander from the region.
He accuses the James Town Police Commander of allegedly backing the illegal activities of persons who wield no power in the scheme of things against the elected acting president, Nii Armah Kawfio II.
“Tieku is creating fierce tension and unrest at Ngleshie Traditional Council and we will not rest but impress on his superiors to have him transferred in other to maintain the peace in the region,” he said.
The call follows the allege forceful removal and change of keys to the office of the acting president without his consent, a matter which he reported to the police after which some individuals were arrested and granted bail.
Commander Tieku allegedly decided to settle the matter of unlawful removal of the keys to the acting president’s office amicably between the secretary of the council and two other persons who had no locus in the running of the traditional council.
At a heated meeting at the Commander’s office on Thursday, 14 January,2022, DSP Tieku reportedly read some portions of the Chieftaincy Act which had no link to the matter that was reported to the police for the necessary action to be taken.
After going back-and-forth, he ended the meeting by saying that the issue at hand was a civil matter and therefore proposed the sharing of keys amongst some staff of the council to enable everyone who has a key to be able to access the place.
“Commander Tieku is aware that the Courts have barred anyone from doing anything in the office and so even the entering of the office to perpetuate this illegality amounts to Contempt of Court but Commander Tieku sees no evil and is hell bent on using his position to support his friend Prince Asharku Quaye who is a claimant to the James town stool and is pulling strings behind to frustrate and make the acting president’s reign ungovernable”, he alleged.
This, Nii Armaah Kwafo II indicated, is the clearest indication that DSP Tieku has taken sides which will be very dangerous because justice would never be served so far as he remains at post, adding that this is not the first time the District Commander had failed to remain neutral.
According to Chief of Armaah – Man, Commander Tieku, has instructed his juniors, especially one Police Officer Frank Dwamoah, that if anyone comes to lodge a complaint about any matter regarding Ngleshie Alata Traditional council the person/persons must be directed at him, and that at no point should they take any one’s statement without express orders from him.
Commander Tieku even questioned the powers and legitimacy of Nii Armah Kwafio II.
“Who is DSP Tieku to challenge the legitimacy of the acting president of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council who has been gazetted by the National House of Chiefs? If he does not know, Ngleshie Alata has a legitimate president who is also a legitimate chief and he has oversight responsibility over the Traditional Council in the absence of a Chief.
“If you, a police commander, have no vital information on the chiefs and Traditional authorities of your area and you don’t go to the rightful place to get the needed information to know those you must deal with, then you are not on top of your job.
Only yesterday when the acting president and some other chiefs visited the James Town Police post to enquire about the case, Commander Tieku informed them that the regional police commander needed them at his office, trhe chief alleged.