REPUBLIC
V.
ASANKARE TRADITIONAL COUNCIL; EX PARTE AFRAKOMA

(1988) JELR 69914 (HC)    
High Court  ·  26 Aug 1988 ·  Ghana
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Other Citations
[1989-90] 2 GLR 592
CORAM
LARTEY J.
Core Terms Beta
applicant
omanhene
matter
traditional council
opposition
september
asankare traditional council
asankare stool royals
purported destoolment
queenmother of asankare
applicant’s affidavit
asokore traditional council
exclusive jurisdiction
ex parte tiwaa
norms of natural justice
omanhene of asankare
president of the asankare traditional council
purpose of that meeting
said allegation
arrest of his own daughter
breach of the rules of natural justice
chieftaincy matters
clear violation of the law
climax of these events
customary offence
customary right
customary step
decided authorities
detective corporal robert obuor adjei
excess of its jurisdiction
first place
flagrant violation of the provisions of the chieftaincy act
interested party
judicial committee
judicial process
nana okofrobuo kwakye depoah ii
nana yaa afrakoma
natural justice
nineteen-paragraph affidavit
omanhene’s palace
order of certiorari
paramount chief
police officer
present case
said council
said destoolment
said meeting
stool properties
stool regalia
substance of paragraphs

LARTEY J.: In this application, the applicant, Nana Yaa Afrakoma, queenmother of Asankare, prays for an order of certiorari directed to the Omanhene and President of the Asankare Traditional Council that the oral decision declaring the applicant destooled as queenmother of Asankare on or about 24 March 1988 be quashed. The application was strongly resisted by the respondents.

In the first place it is important to briefly outline the circumstances and events that led to the present application as alleged in the applicant’s affidavit. The applicant was enstooled queenmother of Asankare on 17 March 1977 and had since acted in that capacity. At about 8.30 in the morning of 24 March 1988 five persons including a police officer came to her house with a message that they had been sent, by the Omanhene of Asankare, Nana Okofrobuo Kwakye Depoah II, that the applicant had been destooled as the queenmother and therefore the stool regalia in her possession should be handed over to the group. She w…

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