Attempted “coup” at Kade Palace, 2 “Flagstaff House” national security operatives nabbed.

It has been alleged that some national security operatives from the Flagstaff House who have been sent to the Kade Palace in the Eastern Region have been nabbed by the police.

Information gathered indicates that three persons alleged to be national security operatives from the Flagstaff House, namely Isaac Acquah, Eric Achiampong and Owusu Boah Annane, according to a statement issued by the Eastern Regional office of the national security, had been allegedly commissioned by an unknown national security coordinator to take over the Palace.

Interestingly, the trio had presented themselves to the police last Friday, and revealed the purpose of their mission, thus introducing themselves as National Security operatives from the Flagstaff House, but were nabbed and detained after that.

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It is also however noted in their statement at the police station that the whole activity was was to hand the Palace over to a certain Nana Asare Twe II, a self-acclaimed chief of Kade.

Luck, however, eluded them when officials of the eastern regional national security team who got wind of the operations of the personnel, rushed in and handed the three persons over to the Kade police for further interrogations.

During interrogations, however, Acquah managed to escape leaving Mr Acquah and Mr Achiampong in custody.

Flagstaff House where alleged national security operatives were sent to Kade Palace.
Flagstaff House

Narrating circumstances leading to the incident, Konahene of the area, Nana Owusu Adade, said a notice purporting to forcibly take over the Kade palace by unknown elements was posted at the old palace at Kade on Monday.

According to him the date set for the supposed takeover was May 15.

He said the threat didn’t deter officials of the palace as they sat in waiting at the palace on Friday for the said takeover.

The Konahene said at 12 pm in the afternoon on the said date, the three men walked into the Kade Police station and presented themselves as operatives of national security sent to take over the palace.

They were, however, apprehended by the police.

The suspects meanwhile are on police enquiry bail while a report has been sent to the National Security Headquarters for further action as investigations commence.

There have been disturbances in the town as Osabarima Agyare Tenadu II and Osabarima Asare Twe II have been litigating over who is the legitimate Kadehene of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council.

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The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council in a letter signed by D. M. Ofori-Atta introduced Osabarima Asare Twe II as the new chief of Kade in the Oseawuo Division after the announcement of the destoolment of Osabarima Agyare Tenadu II.

However, a high court in Koforidua restrained the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II and five others from installing one Odehye Yaw Twum Debrah as the Chief of Kade.

The installation had been challenged in an appeal filed by Osabarima Agyare Tenadu II, Chief of Kade, who is an interested party at the Judicial Committee of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs.

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