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Teshie: Shrine, houses set ablaze in chieftaincy dispute over Homowo celebration

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A chieftaincy dispute at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region has led to the burning of a Shrine and some houses.

On Thursday [August 5, 2021], some persons belonging to one faction of the chieftaincy dispute allegedly set fire to some houses close to the Teshie Shrine.

The Osabu-Ayiku Wulomo, Nuumo Badu Odaano Odiapenser I, is calling on the police to bring the perpetrators behind the burning of his shrine to book.

The Personal Secretary to the Teshie Chief Priest, John Adjetey Kommey, in a Citi News interview, said one of the two feuding factions started pelting stones and bottles at the other group, leading to the unfortunate scene.

“As part of the Homowo celebrations, there are rituals that precede the festival, and it is Nuumo Badu Odaano Odiapenser I who performs that rite. So yesterday [Thursday] before that rite a confusion ensued. It has to do with two youth groups engaged in a dispute in the town, embarking on a fishing expedition at the seashore.”

“So the first group arrived with their catch at a house just behind the shrine, and the other group was also proceeding to the Mantse Palace. So when they got here, some members of the first group started pelting them with stones and bottles.”

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