NANA AKWESI Ankomah Ogya Boafo VIII, the female chief of Ekumfi-Otuam, the hometown of late President John Evans Atta Mills, on Wednesday raced to the offices of DAILY GUIDE to protest against a story carried by the paper.
Interestingly, she did not come alone, but in the company of two operatives of the National Security, like a person being put under undue pressure to deny the story.
The chief said she was only complaining about her missing gods and not the alleged killers of President Mills.
Nana Ogya Boafo, though a woman, is a chief and not a queen and so goes by a stool male name and dresses as such.
She is the Odikro of Oman Gyankuma traditional area of which Ekumfi-Otuam, the home town of President Mills, is part.
The chief, who appeared to be under duress, was at the offices of the paper to deny her own story in which she was quoted as having invoked not less than 52 deities in her village to hunt whoever might have a hand in the death of the late President until they confessed their sin.
She appeared to be tele-guided by the powers that be, with the assigning of national security operatives to accompany her to the DAILY GUIDE office to recant her own story.
Nana Ogya Boafo had granted an interview to Accra-based Oman Fm stating that ‘if our ancestors and all the gods of Ekumfi who were brought from Techiman exist, they should let us know who killed him.
‘When my uncle died, I did not sit down but went to all the deities in Ekumfi and asked them that if he died a natural death, then he should go and rest in peace but if not, his ghost should continue to hunt whoever may have killed him until he or she comes out for us to know the truth,’ she told the radio station.
However, two days after the publication of her encounter with Oman FM in DAILY GUIDE, Nana Ogya Boafo said the interview was granted long ago.
Even though she admitted the voice on the tape was hers, the chief claimed the radio station sought to play mischief with something she said a few days to the one week celebration of the death of the late president.
‘I told him that some work was ongoing in the area indicating government would deliver on its promise to the Otuam people.’
Nana Ogya Boafo therefore asked to be left alone because she was not a politician and did not want to involve herself in anything political.
She explained that somewhere last week, she was called to Oman Gyankuma and was greeted with the news that the shrines within her traditional area and adjoining towns had been looted of certain regalia.
She refused to replace them and tasked the fetish priests and priestesses to do due diligence in bringing the culprits to book.
She said that was what she allegedly discussed with the radio station and not the killers of her uncle, President Mills.
However, in the interview, the chief was heard referring to the one year anniversary of the late president in which she gave the alleged killers a time-frame within which to confess their sins or they would follow suit.
BY: Rocklyn Antonio