There is a looming clash at Ngleshie Alata in James Town of the Greater Accra region over a chieftaincy dispute in the area. Ghanaianvoiceonline.com investigations have revealed.
This imminent danger, this portal gathered, follows what the elders of Ngleshie Alata considers as unlawful moves to take over the James Town Palace by one Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye, a claimant to the James Town Stool.
According to pieces of information intercepted from the James Town Divisional Police Command, a report has been made to the police over attempts by Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye and persons believed to be landguards popularly called UN to take over the palace by force.
Speaking via phone to this portal yesterday an elder of Ngleshie Alata who wants to remain anonymous called on the police hierarchy to do the needful and further appealed to the Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery to intervene in the festering chieftaincy feud which portends bloody consequences if officialdom fails to act.
They are therefore sounding a word of caution that should there be any violent confrontations at the palace it should be laid squarely at the doorsteps of Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye.
The desire by Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye to take over the palace stems from a spin he has put on a judgement by the Judicial Committee of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (Dodowa) which he claims give credence to his position as the legitimate Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Jamestown Traditional Area.
But this claim has turn out to be false because nowhere in the judgment of the Judicial Committee of the GARHC stated that Prince Asharku Bruce-Quaye (Nii Wetse Kojo II) is the legitimate Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.
Per the judgement of the judicial committee the matter was dismissed for lack or want of capacity saying; the merits of the case were not dealt with.
“The petition therefore should be dismissed and same is hereby dismissed for want of capacity”. This does not translate into judging that the said Prince Asharku Bruce-Quaye (Nii Wetse Kojo II) has been declared as Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.
It could be recalled that the same Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye on February 1st, 2018 did the unthinkable when he led a group to break into the Ngleshie Alata Stool room to perform some rituals when he was denied keys to enter the stool room on grounds that he doesn’t qualify to enter because he is not a chief.
In a video that went viral Prince William Asharku Bruce-Quaye and his team were seen using a pinch bar and a hammer to break open the door to the stool room and this they successfully executed.
In the viral video some residents were heard hurling insults at him, while others were calling him a thief, others said you are not a chief why are u claiming to be one, what at all do you want in this world etc.
The elders have therefore called on the security agencies, particularly the Police, to immediately avert a possible bloody clash, warning that they will meet him boot for boot if he tries anything funny.