The newly appointed Regent of Asiakwa in Akyem Abuakwa traditional area of the Eastern region Nana OPOKU AGYEMAN and Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante head of the Ayoko family has condoned and connived to sell the land property belonging to the people of Asiakwa.
A reliable source gave an account of the matter,Barfour Kwame Asante head of the Ayoko family and the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN has wrongfully succeeded in selling stool lands to Gold mining company called BSD mining company Ltd.
According to the source,they have sold ten acres of the stool lands for an amount of Ninety thousand Ghana cedis (90,000) and by the same source,the money has been shared among others.
The source continued that the Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante admitted in an interview that , he has sold part of the land to the mining company(BSD) and by that, part of the money has been given to the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN.
The reliable source also spoke to the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN about the rumours circulating and he admitted that, he was given part of money and the rest has been kept in his account in Ghana after he had left to USA. The conversation that revealed this was Between Nana Taa of Asiakwa and the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN.
According to Abusuapanin,Some of the money from the sale has also been given to Wofa Adomako of Barekese in the Ashanti Region , some has also been given to my nephew David of Asiakwa and the mother. Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante added.
Further revelations has is that the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN was given part of the money to be given to the Queen mother of Asiakwa Ohemaa Ofosuaa Boatemaa but the Queen mother rejected the money and asked the Regent and I quote ” who ordered you to go and sell a stool land that belongs to the people of Asiakwa?”
The Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN couldn’t answer and left. The the fact of the matter is that, the Asiakwa stool land which is located in an area called Apotosu was given to the Asiakwa community by Kwaaben traditional authorities and it is backed by documents and eventually the Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante and the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN are claiming that the land belongs to the Ayokor family .
Meanwhile,the leader of Asiakwa community,The Amankrado,the Gyaasehene and the rest who are the next Allodial title of the land were not informed of selling of the land to the mining company (BSD) and Apparently, a very huge tension has been mounted on the mining company and the sidelined leaders of Asiakwa .
One chief who spoke on anonimity said that, the Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante had already sold about four (4) different stool Lands namely, Abo) mme3nu ntam , birimso, Apotosu and Akoosiso Among others to Galamsey operators and by that, the family members are furious and would want to engage The Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN and the Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante to come and explain why they have condoned and connived to sell Asiakwa stool lands.
The source concluded that the Asiakwa Development Association were not informed of any transaction and are planning to retrieve the said amount of money from the Abusuapanin Barfour Kwame Asante and the Regent OPOKU AGYEMAN.