Information gathered by this online portal indicates that a gold dealer is allegedly ready to use his richness to influence the verdict on the Diaso Chieftaincy dispute which is before the Cape Coast District Court and the Central Regional House of Chiefs in the central region.
Come 4th March,2020 is the final judgement.
It is on record that a retired police officer at Diaso in the upper Denkyira West District in the Central region had already made false announcement on Accra based Adom Tv that court has ruled in favour of the Ahwenie family as true royals of the area but a section of the youth of the community disclosed during a press conference that the court is yet to rule on the matter.
Based on this, the said gold dealer who is from the Ahwenie family has told his opponent (Asona Asenkye Royal family)that he is going to use his richness to change the decision of the panel of judges who will pass final judgement come 4th March 2020. .
The decision by the gold dealer has caused fear and panic in the said community and there is the possibility of outbreak of civil war if care is not taken.
The over 20 years unsettled Diaso chieftaincy issue has affected the development of the community for long.
Youth in the community are currently appealling to the government, traditional leaders and the judiciary to help bring a lasting solution to the bedeviling chieftaincy issue which has brought the community into a standstill.
According to them,for several years, the community has seen no development because the community has no chief to fight for development.
“As a result of this long time chieftaincy dispute, our community has been divided into two.
This has affected us so much that, development has stalled making things uncomfortable for us.
Peace, they say is a collective effort and are therefore appealing to good offices of leaders in the country to help bring a lasting solution to their predicament so they can enjoy a wave of lasting peace.
Factions contending for the royal seat are Asona Asenkye Royal Family who claim are the true royals and the Ahwenie people who according to history came to settle in the community.
The old aged dispute has been a source of concern to many people including citizens of Denkyira area since the Diaso chief played an important role in the Denkyira war.
In 1944, judgement was made in favour of the Asona Asenkye Royal Family and were declared the true royals.
Nana Yitta Amoako II, was subsequently enstooled as the chief of Diaso by the late Omanhene of the Denkyira Traditional Council, Odefour Boamposem in 2014.
Diasohene supposed to be the Adontehene of the Denkyira Traditional council and his absence has affected their deliberations over the years.
What is left now is for him to be gazetted but the other faction, Ahwenie , according to the youth , is still pursuing the case which is currently at the High Court and the Central Regional House of Chiefs.
Residents in the Diaso community have allegedly threatened to ‘arm’ and ‘defend’ themselves if the said gold dealer succeeds in influencing the decision of the cape coast high court and that of the central regional house of chiefs .
There is an uneasy calm in the Diaso community as a result of a protracted chieftaincy dispute which has raged on for more than 20 years and the gold dealer’s recent comment has worsened the situation .
Youth associations in the area are springing up, some of which have aligned themselves to one faction or another and ready to deal with anyone who crosses their way.
According to residents, after Yaw Tawiah had engaging such false announcements for some time now,the recent comment by the gold dealer clearly shows that the “AHWENIE FAMILY is not the real custodian of the clan.
According to them,two years ago some silly comments made on the Chieftaincy dispute resulted into a clash between the two factions where people lost their lives whiles others sustained various degrees of injuries and history will repeat itself if Fair judgement is not passed.
Meanwhile, lawyer of the Asona Asenkye Royal Family, Lawyer Obiri Boahen is calling for calm among the people in the Diaso community.