Following a renewed chieftaincy rivalry, tensions are rising in the Yilo Krobo Traditional region. One person was shot, while three others sustained knife wounds.
The most recent clash occurred when gun and machete-wielding men stormed the community amid alleged warning shots in an attempt to enstool a parallel Queen-mother for Nene Teye Agor IV with the tacit support of embattled Paramount Chief Nene Nuer Anorbah Sasraku II and one Twum Barimah, but were opposed by their rival faction, resulting in clashes.
“Three people were injured when criminals brandishing machetes, sticks, and other offensive weapons assaulted the youth of Okper at Okperpiem and brutally shot and beat everybody they came across.” The victims have been admitted to the government hospital in Atua.” Chief of Okper Divisi Nene Odjorpemeh Nanekey Terkpertey Ofori Agor IX
“Yilo Krobo is at a fork in the road because non-indigenous and blind people have taken over Yilo,” he said. The attack on Okperpiem is an attack on Yilo, and the citizens of Yilo Krobo must fight back. The moment has arrived for us to reclaim our town from those who are selfish and nasty.”
After calling off a planned demonstration in Somanya on Friday, November 19, 2021, Seyelor Kweku Adamtey of Adjikpo Okper Nakuyo spoke to the media and condemned persistent political interference in local chieftaincy issues by some known political figures of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, who hide behind the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) to perpetuate illegality.
“We therefore as a matter of urgency and immediate concern call on the Municipal Assembly and more particularly the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to;Enforce the functionality of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Council, Reinstate the Okper Division to the Regional House of Chiefs,” the feuding faction said in a petition to the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and MUSEC.
“Political elements and their intervention in chieftaincy affairs should halt immediately,” the petition said. “Until now, Okper people have no knowledge of Konor, and no one should seek to dominate them until the final declaration is made by the court.”