Agona Nyarkrom: Angry Youth Rip Off Palace Roof In Attempt To Steal Stool
Some angry youth of Agona Nyarkrom in the Central Region have besieged the Nana Ampiawkoko Palace and ripped off portions of its roof and in a bid to steal a black stool in a protracted chieftaincy dispute. Elders of the community all had to run for cover for fear of being attacked. The incident is also said to have taken place
around 6 am on Wednesday. The angry youth managed to rip off sections of the Nana Ampiawkoko Palace roof, but it is unclear if they were also able to steal the black stool. The situation caused parts of the palace to be flooded by rain too, a spokesperson of the traditional council, Nana Ekow Mensah said. According to Ekow
Mensah, elders of the traditional council including the Abusapanyin of the palace had to run for cover for fear of being attacked by the angry mob. The Leadership of the traditional council had to run for cover for fear of being lynched by the angry mob who then besieged the palace. For now, we are also waiting for the police to
intervene in the matter since we have also reported the matter to them and the Agona Nyarkrom Traditional Council, Nana Mensah added. For residents of the town including women and children, they have been terrified by the incident, and are calling on the police to arrest the perpetrators. An elderly woman of the community who also gave her name as Nana Adjoa, lamented the
difficult situation women and children are faced with indicating that the angry youth were wielding machetes and guns posing danger to them. We are all afraid and have gone into hiding. We also want the IGP, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, and his men to intervene before an unfortunate incident happens. We have five stool gates and so one gate cannot claim ownership of everything, Nana Adjoa said.