Ga Homowo Claimant to Ga stool files suit to stop Adama Latse from sprinkling kpokpoi

The man says Adama Latse is an “imposter” and should therefore not be allowed to perform the traditional rites of the Ga people during the upcoming Homowo festival.

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A claimant to the Ga stool has filed a writ at an Accra High Court seeking to restrain Nii Adama Latse from sprinkling the traditional Ga food Kpokpoi in his capacity as Ga Mantse.

The plaintiff, Nii Agyemankese II, said Adama Latse is an “imposter” and should therefore not be allowed to perform the traditional rites of the Ga people during the upcoming Homowo festival.

The suit was filed on August 8, and has six other defendants including David Tackie Commey Lomoko, Jonathan Tackie Commey Lomoko, Samuel Ago Lantei Lamptey.

As the Ga people prepare for the upcoming festival, there is controversy as to who will perform the Ga rites in the capacity as Ga Mantse.

play The late Ga Mantse Nii Amugi II

 

As it stands now, there are four claimants to the stool since the demise of Ga Mantse Nii Amugi II in 2004.

READ ALSO: Another Ga Mantse installed

Apart from the current Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, the two other claimants to the stool are Ayittey Canada, now deceased, and Dr Kelvin Tackie Abia.

Nii Tackie Obli II play Nii Obli (Graphic.com.gh)

 

In February this year, the Abola Piam kingmakers also installed one Nii Obli as the new Ga Mantse, hoping that the move will bring an end to the chieftaincy issues.

But that has not materialised, as another claimant to the stool, Nii Agyemankese II is praying the court to place an interlocutory injunction on Nii Adama Latse and stop him from sprinkling the Kpokpoi during the festival.

READ ALSO: We need a legitimate Ga Mantse before Homowo - Ga Queen

He also wants the court to prevent the defendant from entering the Ga Paramount Stool House at Abola Tunma We to perform any rite.

The case will be heard on August 15, 2017.

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