Akyem Apadwe Stool, Mankata Family Have No Right To Sell Odumase -Panpanso Lands! --Nana Amon Kwame & Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal Families Send Strong Message To Land Buyers
Individual personalities who bought properties from Panpanso enclave to immediately come to see the allodial owners of the said lands for immediate regularization of documents
Accredited and principal elders of the Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families from Odumase (Kodjo Fosu) and Akwamu Akwatin in the Eastern Region have broken their silence by announcing to the general public that the swathes of 5068 acres of lands located at Edumase popularly called Panpanso belong to the two families and not the stool lands.
Consequently, the elders of the two families pointed out that the Supreme, High and Circuit Courts have separately declared judgements and rulings to that effect and called on the unsuspecting individual personalities who bought properties from Panpanso enclave to immediately come to see the allodial owners of the said lands for immediate regularization of documents in oder not to loss their lands.
Also, according to the elders of Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families, the Supreme Court further affirmed the earlier ruling by the High and Circuit Courts, stating in its ruling that the 5068 acres of the lands at Odumase ( Panpanso) are family lands and not stool lands.
They explained that individual personalities who claimed that they bought their lands from the chief of Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool and Mankata family and subsequently had their land title regularization documents from the Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Asagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II does that in their own perils or danger.
They urged clients and members of the public seeking to buy land in Odumase-Panpanso enclave to only deal with the Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families since they are the allodial owners of the lands in that stretch of the area.
The elders and members of Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families further warned that “all persons with prospective commercial interests and undertakings with the Mankata family and Akyem Apadwe Stool with regards to Panpanso/Odumase lands do so at their own risk.”
“Any person seeking interest in Odumase (Panpanso) must first seek the consent of the elders and members of Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families who shall provide guidance on the established procedure and documentation and seek final and decisive approval of the two families," they added.
According to elders and members of Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families, the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family have made the wrong and fraudulent move in selling the pieces of these lands to innocent estate developers numbering about ten (10).
They expressed the naivety of the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family to the truth as far as the ownership of the said land is concerned.
The elders and members of the two families stressed that "we would defend our lands with the last drop of our blood warning those who bought the land to trace the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family to refund their monies."
The elders stated that the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family have no rights to sell the lands in question to anyone, adding that those who purchased the lands from members of Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool and Mankata family should rather rush to consult the elders of Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal family for regularization of their lands title documents.
"We are using this medium to serve this public notice to the various land buyers/developers or homeowners at Odumase (Panpanso)to formally engage our secretariat to regularize the ownership of the lands on which their properties are situated," the allodial owners stressed.
According to the elders, the failure of the land buyers/developers or homeowners at Panpanso/ Odumase to engage them will lead to their losing their properties.
The elders of the Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal family stressed
that their great-great-grand fathers bought the 5068 acres of the land which is located at Odumase (Kodjo Fosu) popularly known as Panpanso in Ayensuano District from the then chief of Apedwa Traditional Area, Nana Kwasi Jachi in the year 1897 which costs about 1000 pounds.
The chief of Apedwa in the name of Nana Kwasi Jachi received the delegation from the Oyoko Royal family led by Nana Amon Kwame and Nana Kwasi Amoani from Odumase (Kodjo Fosu) to take every needed necessary things to forever own these track of lands, even in the law court in the following years including 1909(Yao Ntikora verse Teacher Mante, Amon Kwame and ten others, 1913( Amon Kwame verse Kwame Obregyamah, Tetteh Ashong and four others), 1922(Amon Kwame verse Tetteh Ashong , Kwame Obregyamah and ten others), 1924(Amon Kwame verse JJ.OCQUAYE and AMON QUAO) and 1924(Amon Kwame verse Ayitey)," they explained.
According to them, all these cases are held in the Supreme Court in the era of Gold Coast for which Amon Kwame won all these case saying that the pieces of documentary envidences were available at the national archives.
They pointed out that these 5068-acres of land legally became a property to Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani to be precise on behalf of the Oyoko Royal family of odumase (Kodjo Fosu).
According to them they haven't met any government official to hand over their land to him or her.
Speaking in an interview with some senior journalists to set the records straight and to disabuse the minds of the people from the lies the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family imputed public domain,
the spokesperson for the family, Mr William Agyekum Acquah Asante noted that the family decided not to wade into the dispute but those who bought the lands illegal and unlawful are currently lying to the public
However, Mr Acquah indicated that the elders of the Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families also have evidence to prove the fact that the said land belongs to them and not to the Akyem Apedwa Traditional Stool And Mankata family as being claimed by some people who bought the lands through fraudulent means.
Tendering some documents to the press in relation to his claims, he noted that elders of the Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal family from Odumase (Kodjo Fosu) and Akwamu Akwatin won the series of the court cases against the said lands.
With all the facts and documents available, Mr Acquah expressed surprised at the turn of events saying, “If their great-great-grand fathers bought the 5068 acres of land which is located at Odumase- Panpanso in Ayensuano District from the then chief of Apedwa Nana Kwasi Jachi in the year 1897, considering all the documentations presented, and the legal battle that ensued, how then can another family resell same parcel of land to innocent land developers.
He took a swipe at the land secretariate of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area for making dubious document in the name of Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin and same going ahead to regularize the land title to the innocent prospective buyers of the said land in question.
They pointed out that this clearly shows that they are bringing confusion between the allodial owners of the land and land developers.
Pix: Spokesperson for Nana Amon Kwame and Kwasi Amoani Oyoko Royal families, Mr. William Agyekum Acquah Asante