Otumfuo destools Offinsohemaa for gross insubordination

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Otumfuo destools Offinsohemaa for gross insubordination

The more than three-decade reign of Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko, the Offinso Traditional Area's queen mother, has come to an end thanks to Otumfuo Osei Tut

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The more than three-decade reign of Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko, the Offinso Traditional Area’s queen mother, has come to an end thanks to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The destoolment proclamation was made on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Asanteman Council’s first meeting of the year.

This was the Otumfuo’s first destooling in 2024.

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Asantehene presided over the Asanteman Council, which was attended by the recently installed Offinso chief, Nana Dwamena Akenten II.

The destoolment was premised on claims of excessive insubordination, chiefly coming from Offinsohemaa’s reluctance to appear before Otumfuo following a summon and other related offenses.

“I deliver the town into your hands alone. You have no queen mother. Find a new queen mother to help you undertake your mandate when you have settled down. We need a queen mother who will be present here when we need her,” said Otumfuo, while delivering the verdict.

The Offinso stool became controversial when certain people, including the Queen mother, tried to “sell” it to Dr. Desmond Kofi Koduah Sarpong, the former chairman of the Asante Kotoko Sporting Club’s board.

At a news conference in December, Hemanhene Nana Wiafe Apau Sanwoansan, speaking on behalf of the Bekum Division, revealed that royals had told Otumfuo of the Queen mother’s attempts to break convention by giving the stool to KK Sarpong.

After Otumfuo conducted investigations, it was discovered that KK Sarpong—who had been nominated by the Queen mother to fill the stool—was not, as he had claimed, a member of the Ahyirem Royal Family.

He was disqualified since the woman from whom he was allegedly descended never had children. This revelation sparked tensions among the Queen mother and some youth of Offinso.

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