CHIEF OF Koklobite, a fishing community in Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Nii Offei II, has denied media reports suggesting that he is not a recognised chief as well as sell plots of land at Koklobite to two land developers.
He asserted that the allegations were a calculated attempt by his accusers to discredit him, saying that “my hands are clean and called on Ghanaians to disregard and treat it with the contempt it deserves.
Nii Offei was reacting to the recent allegations by the Nii Ardey Nkpa family of Koklobite that he is parading himself as the chief of Koklobite community and defrauding with false pretence by selling land belonging to the Nii Ardey Nkpa family.
The report indicated that Nii Offei is not recognised and has not been traditionally and customarily installed as the chief of Koklobite, stressing that he (Nii Offei) did not have any capacity and locus to sell lands to anybody in Koklobite.
The report said the move by Nii Offei to sell the said land to unsuspecting Ghanaians amounted to “complete fraud.”
But in a quick rebuttal, Nii Offei described the allegations leveled against him as “completely baseless and unfounded,” saying they were calculated attempt to soil his chieftaincy and traditional reputation.
He pointed out that although he knew something about the sale of land at Koklobite to two land developers, the said land was legally and genuinely sold by the members of Koklobite Stool Council with the knowledge of Nii Ardey Npka and Nii Offei families, the two families who are owners of the Koklobite lands.
“So we do not do know where the allegation of fraud and illegality is coming from. We want to tell Mr Daniel Nii Ardey Nkpa Tagoe and his followers to take a second look at their stance against us. Because we have done what is legitimate and proper to the Koklobite Stool Council which was legally constituted chieftaincy body,” he stated.
Touching on the traditional and historical antecedent that lead to his installation as the chief of the area, Nii Offei noted that “I was legally and traditional installed in 2015 by the principal kingmaker of Koklobite, Nii Ardey Ansah II with the support of the credited kingmaker of Plenor in Accra, Nii Srasraku to ascend the throne to succeed my late father, Nii Offei II, who died in 2010.”
According to Nii Offei III, after his installation he was officially inducted into the fold of the Nglenshie Alata Traditional Council by the late Paramount chief of James Town, Obrempong Nii Kojo Ababio which makes his position legitimate.