Tension is brewing in the Adwampong royal family in the New Juaben Traditional Area as an attempt to remove the black stool from the queen mother’s room fails.

The stool is a crucial component for the upcoming enstoolment ceremony of a new chief for the family, scheduled to take place on Thursday (1 February), at the Yiadom Hwedie Palace, presided over by Daasebere Kwaku Boateng III.

Armed policemen in uniform from the New Juaben Police Divisional Command escorted three individuals, Yaw Buatey, Kwaku Beng and Kofi Anim, to the stool room in an attempt to take the black stool.

According to the queen mother of the Adwampong royal family, Nana Akosua Afrakoma, the three individuals failed to break into the stool room on Wednesday, 31 January 2024, due to resistance from her gate.

Nana Akosua Afrakoma disclosed that the attempt to remove the black stool was a calculated attempt by the traditional council to install a new chief, adding that this was an attempt to use an uncustomary way to sideline her.

“I had a call this morning that yesterday [Wednesday] they came here to steal the stool but were resisted and they have brought the police to break my door this morning.”

“That’s my route; I haven’t ruled with any of them for the past 29 years. I know nothing about the enstoolment they are doing. They’ve destooled me unlawfully and I don’t go to the palace anymore.”

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