The Dormaahene, Oseadeyor Agyemang Badu II, has called on the police to investigate disturbances leading to the death of a man at Bomaa in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region, on Sunday.
The violence erupted following the installation of the new Nifahene of the Bomaa Traditional Area, Barima Kyeremeh Gyanaa, which was performed by the Dormaahene.
Addressing journalists in Sunyani, yesterday, to set the records straight on the incident, Oseadeyor Agyeman Badu said the disturbance was unfortunate, and called on the police to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice.
That, he said, would ensure peace and security in the area.
“In order to clear my name, I will like to call on the security agencies to go to the bottom of this matter and delve into it and find out who did it”, he stated.
The information available to the Ghanaian Times is that a rival group identified as Gyabea Yaa family opposed the installation of the new chief, and mobilised themselves to stop the customary rites, resulting in the violence.
Following the disturbances, the Ahafo Regional Security Council has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew on the Bomaa area until further notice.
Narrating the history of the Bomaa Traditional Area, the Dormaahene said the town (Bomaa) had been part of Dormaa since 1670 and that chiefs had been installed through “appointment by the Dormaa stool.”
He warned that those who wanted to change history and pitch the Dormaa stool against other traditional Authorities would be resisted.
“I have installed him (Barima Kyeremeh Gyanaa) and anybody who fights does so at their own peril “, he said, and called on the residents of Bomaa to rally behind the new chief for development.
FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, SUNYANI