4 Arrested Over Ga Mantse Installation
Four have been arrested in connection to the uprising of a chaos during a press conference by the Abola Piam We (Clan), at Ga Mashie in Accra.
The Royal House threatened to install a new Ga Mantse after the ABOLA PIAM WE made claims that it’s the rightful clan to install a new Ga Mantse.
Some youth besieged the venue as the ABOLA PIAM WE press conference was ongoing.
They claimed the Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the newly installed Ga Mantse had sent them.
The angry youth threatened the lives of journalists who they accused of fanning the tensions over a traditional ruler in the Ga state.
There was heavy security presence, according to sources.
Since the demise of Boni Nii Amugi II in December 2004, there has been confusion over who qualified to be the Ga Mantse.
The general consensus is that the ABOLA PIAM WE is the rightful person to be enstooled as the Ga Mantse.
Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II became the fifth Ga Mantse to be installed since the death of Nii Amugi II.
According to Ga tradition, the kingship rotates among four royal houses, namely, Teiko Tsuru We, Amugi We, ABOLA PIAM WE and Tackie Kommey We.
The acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, also the Otublohum Mantse, had last week asked the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs to reverse the instate of Nii Adama Latse as the Ga Mantse.