?. Self style Chief must be probed
After he and his agents were restrained by an Accra High Court from further selling stool lands without the consent of members of the three ruling houses, the self style Paramount Chief of James Town, Dentist Quarmina Allotey Coffie (Nii Kojo Ababio V)?s, troubles are far from over as one of the kingmakers, Mr. Joshua Attoh Quarshie, is accusing him of collecting an amount of 2.7billion old Ghana cedis as first payment of land for incinerators at Tetteh Gbu in Accra.
Mr. Joshua Attoh Quarshie of Nii Otokunor We Stool, one of the kingmakers of James Town is therefore calling on the National Security to as a matter of urgency, investigate and bring the truth out and put him before court for taken the state money.
?I know the State Security has received a report that Dentist Quarmina Coffie, a self style James Town Chief has collected amount 2.7billion as first payment and has collected another unknown amount concerning the incinerators on Tetteh Gbu land through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)?.
He revealed that ?we possess the copy of a document from State Security which confirms the 2.7billion state money, but the land cannot be found in Tetteh Gbu, neither the incinerator and people are dying of cholera because of this?.
Mr. Attoh Quarshie said he wrote a petition to the National Security and police and in that petition, he indicated that ?names like Armatey, Okai and Kleme Kuku are not royals from the ruling house of Ajuman Royal House. They are imposters. The royal stools comprises of three stools, namely, Oto Kunor and his children, Nii Armah, Nii Attoh and their sister, Naa Dzama stools?, but this petition have turned into deaf ears.
?Quarmina Coffie has collected billions upon billions Ghana cedis through land sale in his thirty-four (34) years of reign as a self style chief at James Town yet he has done practically nothing for the people of James Town?.
He said the ?ruling houses are compiling indentures on the lands sold by Kwamela Coffie and his agents in Ga villages and illegal installation of quack chiefs who sell parcel of lands in our villages to several people to cause endless troubles?, adding, Quarmina Coffie has ?forgotten that he deceived the court of justice when he denied ever selling property and lands?.
He called on the youth of James Town to ?stand behind us and that when we finish the compilations of these indentures and illegal installation of chiefs, we shall summon them all to court?.
Mr. Attoh Quarshie said ?their subjects are complaining on how people who do not come from royal families have been installed as chiefs to rule the royals from their own blood house?.
He warned that if the state security wants to see bloodshed before they act, they were ready to defend themselves.
He cited ?can my father migrate to the Volta or any region and because he lived there for over 20-years, he would claim the chieftaincy in that area?, adding, which tribe in Ghana would accept this treatments, things they could not do to other tribes, they do to the Gas, why??
?If the state security fails to warn these imposters, we shall clear them ourselves and there would be bloodshed, because, Dentist Coffie has installed several chiefs in our villages. He himself is not from James Town, therefore he is being surrounded by useless and alliance people in our villages and now we are prepared to meet them boot-for-boot to defend our ownership of our land?.
He added that ?we shall do it on our own way because none of them would stay in their own house and allow a stranger to come and kick them out of their own home. Who would allow such behaviour??
He sounded a warning to the police that ?if we defend ourselves and anything happens on these intruders and the police put any of our family or the youth before court, we shall sue the police because we have complain to them and they are not doing anything about it?.
Mr. Attoh Quarshie recalled that when Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye was the IGP, ?I personally went to complain about how Dentist Coffie allegedly bribing James Town police to suppress the people of James Town. In my present, he made a telephone call to warn the James Town Police and after he left office as IGP, worse things are going on?.
Mr. Attoh Quarshie recalled that in Ashanti Region, a similar thing happened ?where people made themselves false chiefs and ruled for 20-years and queens ruling for 30-years, but the Asantihene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II destoolled them all in the long ran, especially the former chief of Mim, Nana Appiah Kusi Brempong II??. Nana Appiah Kusi Brempong II was distooled on 18th May, 2008, from holding himself as Omanhene of Mim in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He accused the James Town Chief of selling lands left and right in the rural Accra and destroying agricultural lands for sand winning.
He said Dentist Ezekiel Quarmina Coffie, a self style James Town Chief, had admitted creating violence and killings people through his land guards, ?people are killing each other in his name, selling property of James Town in his name, yet he is unable to prove that he is innocent and rather taken innocent people to court?.
Mr. Quarshie asked ?the State Security and the land guards, who have power to maintain peace and order in this country??
He called on the ?police and other security agencies to be honest and that ?any land guard found in any riot or family dispute must be arrested and put into prison for five years without trial before the person is brought out to start the trial?.
He charged on journalist and judges to also be sincere in their work. ?The same thing applies to journalist who failed to write the truth. The same apply to judges who rule unfairly against the citizens of this country?.
Mr. Attoh Quarshie appealed to President John Mahama to set up a commission of injustice on armed robbery and land guards made up of two top police officer namely, DCOP John Kudolor and DCOP Kofi Boakye, saying, the commission should be giving the full power to prosecute armed robbers and land guards and the name of President Mahana would be written in the history books of Ghana.