The chiefs of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council have petitioned President Nana Akufo-Addo to help reinstate Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II as the paramount chief of Wassa Fiase to restore peace in the area.
A speech signed by the queen mother of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Nana Abena Kunadjoa II, requested Nana Akufo-Addo to provide the traditional council with adequate security to enable Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II to be reinstated as the Omanhene of the Wassa Fiase Traditional council.
The queen mother also said that Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II has been cleared by both the Western and National Houses of Chiefs to be reinstated to continue his kingship as the Omanhene after his conviction in 2002 by the Sekondi High court for contempt.
Meanwhile, Nana Abena Kunadjoa II, has called for the immediate transfer of the registrar from the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council for overstaying his tenure and demonstrating gross disrespect to Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II and the entire membership of the royal family.
She also called for an immediate audit of all transactions on the finances of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council.
Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II was convicted in 2002 by the Sekondi High Court for contempt and subsequently destooled following his conviction.
Odeneho, after serving the jail term, appealed against the contempt charge at the Court of Appeal and the court quashed his conviction for contempt in July 2003.
The Judicial Committee of the Western Regional House of Chiefs on 19 August 2015, ruled in favour of Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II, stating that there was no valid destoolment of Odeneho, thus, the paramount chief was not destooled in April 2002.
The Public Relations Officer of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, Fiifi Ampong, in an interview, called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to assist the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council reinstate Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II as the paramount chief of the traditional council.
Nana Kofi Bosompem of Benso, also addressing the press, accused certain people of hijacking the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council and destabilising the peace of the area.
To register their displeasure with the current situation of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Council with regard to chieftaincy affairs, the chiefs and the people of Wassa demonstrated through the principal streets of Tarkwa and called for the reinstatement of Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II before the end of 2020.