Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II Angry, Scolds Bantamahene Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI

Asantehene Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Wednesday 22nd July, 2020 got incensed over issues concerning the Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI in regard to land issues.

Not usual of him, the King of the Asante Kingdom, didn’t pardon the Banatamahene by any stretch of the imagination, as the King sat in state over the issue.

According to reports, it had been affirmed to the Asantehene that Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI had intruded on the Kumasi Race Course land for the construction of shops without authorization from the Asantehene.

The course of the stream in the territory had also been redirected to clear the way for the construction. This didn’t go down well with the Asantehene, along these lines called Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI to the Manhyia Palace for questioning.

During the interrogation, the King talked furiously and threatened to destool the Bantamahene. The annoyance was serious that, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI and his older folks had to stoop down to ask the Asantehene for absolution to forestall a potential destoolment.

Some divisional chiefs who were present testified to the fact that, the Bantamahene had tried to pull a fast one. However, they begged for forgiveness on his behalf. They asked the Asantehene not to destool the Bantamahene for his insubordination.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in all generosity and kindness rather than destoolment, showed benevolence but directed the destruction of the said structures on the Race Course land for the river course to be reestablished.

Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, referred to in private life as Mr Sylvester Asare Owusu in 2016 succeeded his senior sibling Baffour Owusu Amankwatia V who passed on in 2016.

The Bantama stool is extremely eminent in Kumasi and in the Manhyia Palace and for that reason, the inhabitant of the stool pays an unalloyed unwaveringness, devotion and trustworthiness to the Asantehene.

The Bantamahene, is also the head of the Krontire clan (Head of town) of the Kumasi Traditional Council and furthermore fills in as the war marshal of the Asantehene.

The inhabitant of the Bantama stool is regularly incapacitated when he draws nearer to the Asantehene to welcome him, taking into account that he is a warrior and consistently convey arms.

Traditionally, whenever the Asantehene sits in state and the Bantamahene draws nearer to him, the Asantehene’s guardians intercede to stop him, incapacitate and examine him to check whether he has no shrouded arms on him before he is permitted to draw nearer to the Asantehene.

Along these lines, if the Asantehene sees the inhabitant of the stool as somebody who isn’t faithful to him, he has the power to destool him.

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