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Ofori Panin Fie never took any ‘illegal mining’ money - Osabarima Koh XI rubbishes allegation

Osabarima Kwame Koh XI, Asamang Tamfoehene has rubbished allegations that Ofori Panin Fie had taken GHC115,000 mining proceeds while pretending to be against illegal mining activities.

Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin and destooled Benkumhene Nana Boakye Darkwa

In a rejoinder, he described the allegation as “palpably erroneous” and meant to tarnish the image of the traditional leadership of Akyem Abuakwa and Okyenhene.

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“I am Osabarima Kwame Koh XI Asamang Tamfoehene and refuting the allegations made by the Benkumhene of Asamang Tamfoe against my overlord Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. The claim that an amount of money – Ghc115k has been sent to Ofori Panin Fie is palpably erroneous. Nothing like that had happened. Whatever was put out there to tarnish and impinge the reputation of Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin is not correct

“The Benkumhene’s utterances are not coming from Asamang Tamfoe palace. I and my other stool elders are not connected or involved with the spurious allegations churned out by the Benkumhene.

“I am very sorry and ashamed of the discourteous utterances that were uttered unashamedly by the Benkumhene. I unequivocally distance myself from that unruly behaviour. The necessary rituals would be performed to destool him accordingly,” the rejoinder said.

The rejoinder follows a press conference held by the embattled Benkumhene of Asamang Tamfoe Traditional Area, Nana Boakye Darkwa where he demanded a refund of a total amount of Ghc115,000.

According to him, the money was mining proceeds given to Ofori Panin Fie out of mining in the community, which was paid on October 7, 2022, as goodwill money.

Nana Boakye Darkwa went further to say that the amount was paid from the account of the community opened to collect contributions from miners in the community mining scheme for social corporate responsibility interventions.

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