The Bekai Royal Family in Akwamufie has confirmed the destoolment of Nana Asaa Safoa II Queen mother for the royal family.
According to the family, all necessary traditional processes for destoolment were duly followed in September 2018 when Nana Asaa Safoa II was destooled.
The destoolment was jointly carried out by the Bekai Royal family in Abomosu, Kwahu, Akropong, Akwamufie, Anum, and Anlo after Nana Asaa Safoa II was traditionally impeached and found guilty of disrespect, misconduct, and abdicating her traditional responsibilities as Osomanyawahemea.
The family has therefore cautioned the destooled Queen mother to desist from parading in both Accra and abroad as Her Royal Majesty (HRM), Queen Mother of Akwamufie.
A petition written by Counsel of the Bekai family to Akwamu Traditional council with copies to Minister for Chieftaincy and Eastern Regional House of Chiefs stated “I write this petition for and on behalf of Osomyawa Abusua of Akwamufie represented by Abusua Panyin Francis Awuku Budu, Abusuapanyin Kofi Agyekum Nuamah, Abusua Panyin Colonel (RTD) Ampey Oduro and four other persons in furtherance of a case filed on or about October 2019 about the destoolment of the Queen mother of Bekai Family House (Nana Yaa Asaa Safoa II) situated in Akwamu traditional Area.
“It is well over two years since this matter was filed in the Akwamu Traditional council with the matter not having been heard due to a variety of reasons which frankly we find non-sustainable and un-convincing”.
The Abrewatia of Bekai Royal Family, Obaapanyin Akosua Nyama Botwe narrated to the media in Akwamufie that, “when you are being prepared to be installed as Osomanyawahemea, we make it clear to you, traditional functions and responsibilities you have to fulfill but Nana Asaa Safoa II shirked all these responsibilities. Even Akwasidae she never attended. There was a ritual that was supposed to be performed on the stool she didn’t perform. She disrespected everyone including myself. She was not on talking terms with many of the family elders. The entire Bekai family summoned her she refused to appear before them. She disrespected Akwamuhemaa Nana Afrakomah II and Odeneho Kwafo Akoto Paramount Chief of Akwamufie that she does not recognize him as Chief”
The Abrewatia recounted that a lamb was therefore slaughtered at Kyebi and subsequently in Akwamufie. The family sent the arm to Paramount Queen Mother of Akwamufie Nana Afrakoma II in line with customs and tradition for the destoolment of a traditional ruler.
“So, she has been properly destooled and no longer recognized as Queen mother”. Abrewatia Obaapanyin Botwe stated.
Abrewatia, therefore, issued a disclaimer and stern warning to persons dealing with the destooled queen mother Nana Saa Safoa II known in Private life Adelaide Duncan Onabanjo stating that” they are doing so at their peril”.
On his part, the spokesperson for the Bekai family, Fred Aboagye Danquah said, Nana Asaa Safoa II “has been legally destooled by the family because the family performed all the rituals to show that she has been destooled so if she goes around and say she is the occupant of Nana Bekai stool it is not true. I emphasize that she has been destooled”.
Queen mother of Akwamu
The Queen mother of Akwamu Traditional Area, Nana Afrakoma II confirmed that the Bekai Family has indeed destooled Nana Asaa Safoa II.
She explained that, when the issue of her destoolment began, she, Nana Afrakoma II, invited Nana Asaa Safoa II on several occasions to Akwamufie but she disrespectfully turned down the invitation.
She explained that, after failing to honor the August 10, 2019 meeting, Nana Saa Safoa II later called to reschedule the meeting to October 15, 2019, but still failed to attend the meeting.
“Nana Asaa Safo II did not honor the invitation on her schedule date but came to Akwamufie the following day, 16th October 2019. I was told she had arrived; my elders were seated but we heard she has stormed out of the community and left to Accra, disrespecting everyone”. Nana Afrakoma II stressed in disbelieves.
She stated therefore that, on record of the Akwamu Traditional Council, Nana Asaa Safoa remains destooled and no more recognized as Osomanyawahemea.
Response by Nana Asaa Safoa II
The media has gathered that, as part of the grand deception, the destooled Queen mother recently invited some international media outlets to Ghana for a yet to be aired a documentary on her status as legitimate queen mother as well as on the stool lands which she is calling for investment to establish Paradise in Africa city.
When contacted, Nana Asaa Safoa II, declined comment on her destoolment and the illegal land sale rather urged that “do due diligence“.