Our attention has been drawn to the story on your site which was posted on the 6th December 2013 with the caption Nii Otintor in the middle of Mpoase Chieftaincy Faceoff. The story in the first place is full of factual inaccuracies, half-truths and sheer lies.
Nii Moi Brown was enstooled customarily as Sempe Mantse with the stool name Nii Adote Otintor II in September 2008 after Nii Adote Obour II had been officially destooled in November 1994. The case is currently pending before the Ga Traditional Council after the elders and kingmakers of the Sempe Stool summon Nii Adote Obuor II to answer charges brought against him.
It is never true that Nii Adote Otintor II served six months jail term for allegedly engaging in armed robbery. As a royal of Sempe, Nii Adote Otintor II had to opt out of the army to concentrate on his royal duties. There is therefore no iota of truth in this assertion that he was jailed whilst in the service. In any case where exactly did he served that jail term and which court sentenced him. Our lawyers will take the necessary legal steps with regards to this issue.
Nii Kpakpo I the so called chief was never installed a chief of Mamponsee or Mpoase as he claims. For the records Mamponsee has only one chief in the person of Nii Adotei Mampon II who has been occupying that stool for over twenty years now. Again Mamponsee is not the same as Mpoase they are two different entities.
After the death of Nii Abossey Gyata I, late Mpoase Mantse on the 26th? ?October 2005, a regent in the person of Nii Tettey Atilah was appointed. In the early part of the year 2011 the kingmakers of Mpoase notably James William Cobbla (Head of Cobbla section of Naa Okomfo Aku Family), Guggisberg Kpakpo Maclean (Head of Maclean section of Naa Okomfo Aku family) and Thomas Nartey (Head of Brown section of Naa Okomfo Aku family) endorsed the nomination of Michael Nii Ahele Nunoo as Mpoase Mantse. Subsequently on the 10th day of June 2011 he was confined at the Mpoase palace and on the 12th of June 2011 he was installed and outdoored as Mpoase Mantse with the stool name Nii Adote Din Barima I. The Sempe stool affirmed him by inducting and ushering him into the Sempe palace on the 13th August 2011 as a member of the Sempe division of the Ga Traditional Area.
The claim therefore by the said Nii Kpakpo I cannot be true.
On the issue of Nii Adote Otintor II harassing people and installing illegitimate chiefs I think that is a ??????figment of his own imagination.
It is unfortunate that political leaders and public servants who have gotten to where they are by the dint of their hard work should malign and have their hard won reputation tainted, it is very unfortunate.
With regards to the petition written and signed by Nii Adote Obour II, we do have a copy. To your information the case was investigated by the relevant state agencies that it was addressed to. Indeed we cooperated with those relevant bodies by furnishing them with appropriate documentations and also availing ourselves for questioning and clarifications.
It is also not true that Nii Moi Brown was convicted on the grounds of contempt of court for having seized lands belonging to ordinary Sempe citizen granted by previous Sempe Mantseimei.
As to his assertion of getting Nii Adote Otintor II out of the Sempe Mantse Palace, Nii Adote Obour II took that matter to court and he was roundly defeated in the matter of Nii Adote Obour II vs B.A. Allotey, unreported judgment of the High Court (Land Division) per Justice K. N. Aduama Osei dated 4Th March 2009. So it is not about authorities or influential government figures aiding Nii Adote Otintor II to continuously occupy the palace the truth though bitter is that the law is on his side.
In conclusion I want to point out that Nii Adote Otintor II and his subjects and charges are law abiding citizen who would not malign people just because of their selfish interest or ambitions to be chiefs at all cost.? As to the legitimacy of Nii Adote Obour II claim to be the Sempe Mantse, the case is pending before the Ga Traditional Council. Let us therefore do the proper thing by allowing our leaders to handle it than resorting to ridiculing people and trying to destroy their hard won reputation.
I would advise your outfit to do proper due diligence before publishing such stories next time.
DATED THIS DAY 20TH MARCH 2014.
NII LARTEY ANUM TETTEH