Ignore 1980 Distooled Adidome Chief Samuel Yao Adzimah, Deal With Amega John Yao Fiagbenu ― Toh/Tovie Clan

Ignore 1980 Distooled Adidome Chief Samuel Yao Adzimah, Deal With Amega John Yao Fiagbenu ― Toh/Tovie Clan

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Toh/Tovie Clan of Adidome is cautioning the general public to cease dealing with Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah, then known as Togbe Kwasinyi Agyeman IV in any matters regarding the Clan (Kingmakers of Adidome) or in respect of anything concerning traditional authority over Mafi Adidome.

The clan says he remains a destooled chief and should therefore not be entertained or accorded any recognition and courtesies as the Fia of Adidome.

In a statement copied to ModernGhana News, the Stool Father and Head of the Toh/Tovie Clan of Adidome, Zikpuitor/Hlortator Seth Kwabla Fiagbenu said Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah who ruled for 6years was destooled on 3rd December, 1980 by his Kingmakers in accordance with customs and tradition.

Mr Samuel Yao Adzimah destoolment, he noted, was officially acknowledged and effected by the National House of Chiefs (NHC) on 2nd April, 1992, currently, records of the Register of Chiefs at the NHC (attached), confirms his status as a destooled chief.

According to him, over the years, Mr Samuel Yao Adzimah in self-grand-style continued to hold himself as the Chief of Adidome, in complete defiance of restrictions placed on him by the laws of Ghana and by his status as a destooled chief.

He added that Mr Samuel Yao Adzimah is parading around claiming he was reinstated by the Head of State at the time.

“But his Kingmakers and Clan Elders insisted and still insist that no President/Head of State has the right to choose or impose a Chief on a people when his Kingmakers have rightfully destooled him after he had grossly breached his traditional oath of office,” Zikpuitor/Hlortator Seth Kwabla Fiagbenu intimated.

He stresses that the clan has taken steps to report his conduct to the Police to initiate criminal action against Mr Samuel Yao Adzimah and against any individual or institution who might still deal with him in his self-arrogated capacity as the Fia of Adidome.

He is asking the general public to deal with Amega John Yao Fiagbenu as the Regent of the Toh/Tovie Clan of Adidome until a new Chief is enstooled.

Zikpuitor/Hlortator Seth Kwabla Fiagbenu added, “Accordingly, in all matters that require the presence, support, attention or the consent of the Chief or our Stool and Clan, either in the Adidome, the Mafi Traditional Area or anywhere else, they should be directed to the Regent of the stool in the person of Regent John Yao Fiagbenu and the Stool Father and Head of Clan, Zikpuitor/Hlortator Seth Kwabla Fiagbenu.”

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CONFIRMATION OF THE DESTOOLMENT OF TOGBE KWASINYI AGYEMAN IV AS FIA OF ADIDOME AND INTRODUCTION OF AMEGA JOHN YAO FIAGBENU AS REGENT OF THE TOH/TOVIE CLAN OF ADIDOME

The Stool Father and Head of Toh/Tovie Clan of Mafi Adidome and its surrounding communities wishes to inform and confirm to the general public that Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah, then known as Togbe Kwasinyi Agyeman IV, remains a destooled chief and should therefore not be entertained or accorded any recognition and courtesies as the Fia of Adidome.

Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah was enstooled in 1974, but was destooled on 3rd December, 1980 by his Kingmakers in accordance with our customs and tradition. His destoolment was however officially acknowledged and effected by the National House of Chiefs (NHC) on 2nd April, 1992. Currently, records of the Register of Chiefs at the NHC (attached), confirms his status as a destooled chief.

However, over the years after his destoolment, Mr. Adzimah continued to hold himself as the Chief of Adidome, in complete defiance of restrictions placed on him by the laws of Ghana and by his status as a destooled chief, claiming that he was reinstated by the Head of State at the time . But his Kingmakers and Clan Elders insisted and still insist that no President/Head of State has the right to choose or impose a Chief on a people when his Kingmakers have rightfully destooled him after he had grossly breached his traditional oath of office.

By holding himself as the Chief of Adidome over the years after he was customarily and legally destooled, Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah has breached the Chieftaincy Act, 2008 (Act 759), Section 63(a) which is a criminal offence. Act 759, Section 63 (a) reads; A person who acts or performs the functions of a chief when that person is not qualified to act, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two hundred penalty units or to a term of Imprisonment of not more than three months or to both and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of not more than twenty-five penalty units for each day on which the offence continues.

We are therefore inclined to report his conduct to the Police to initiate criminal action against Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah and against any individual or institution who might still deal with him in his self-arrogated capacity as the Fia of Adidome. The general public is therefore hereby cautioned not to deal with Mr. Samuel Yao Adzimah in any matters regarding the Toh/Tovie Clan (Kingmakers of Adidome) or in respect of anything concerning traditional authority over Mafi Adidome .

The Stool Father/Head of Clan, Kingmakers and principal Elders of the Clan are happy to announce that we have appointed AMEGA JOHN YAO FIAGBENU as the Regent of the Toh/Tovie Clan of Adidome until a new Chief is enstooled . He therefore has jurisdiction over Adidome. Accordingly, in all matters that require the presence, support, attention or the consent of the Chief or our Stool and Clan, either in the Adidome, the Mafi Traditional Area or anywhere else, they should be directed to the Regent of the stool in the person of REGENT JOHN YAO FIAGBENU and the Stool Father and Head of Clan, Zikpuitor/Hlortator SETH KWABLA FIAGBENU.

We look forward to the cooperation of all clan members, citizens/residents of Adidome and the entire Mafi State as we work together to lift Adidome and the entire Mafi State to its rightful place. Together, we can recover lost glories and create the right environment for our people to take advantage of opportunities available.

END.

Zikpuitor/Hlortator Seth Kwabla Fiagbenu

(Stool Father and Head of the Toh/Tovie Clan of Adidome)

Find attached documents of Mr Samuel Yao Adzimah distoolment:

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