Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwaatia IV today, was summoned before Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II for misconducting himself and defiling his stool.
The Manhyia Palace was a place to be today as the whole atmosphere was filled with tension. Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II was in his element addressing the issue.
he head of the Konti Division of the Ashanti Kingdom was dragged before the Otumfuor Osei Tutu II after a delegation of sub-chiefs sent to the Race Course Market.
They came back with confirmation that he (Bantamahene) had trespassed on parts of the land and also redirected the course of the Subin River for his private gain.
It has been said that Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwaatia IV acting on his power took over the Race Course land for the construction of shops.
His misconduct got to the Asantehene. He got very annoyed thereby threatening to destool him as the Bantamahene.
A vote by all the divisions including Nifa, Kyidom, Adonteng, Akwamu and others with the exception of Benkum which had no representative at the time of the discussions said the Bantamahene had acted in bad faith
They, however, pleaded for mercy on his behalf. The Akyeame (Linguists) impressed on the Asantehene to dismiss the Bantamahene for his rebelliousness.
Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II in all kindness and mercy instead of destoolment showed mercy but directed that all permanent structures on the Race Course land to be demolished and the course of the Subin River restored.