A group claiming to be successors to the Soga stool are in cahoot with the immediate past District Chief Executive (DCE), Louis Emmanuel AGAMAH and the Ghana Police Service and intimidating the Soga family in the town.
This people are allegedly known to be signing Laweh as their family name but have suddenly changed to Sogah with “H” at the end of the name.
One Freeman Agbenya Sogah installed illegally as Dufia of SogaKofe and ran quickly to file an injunction at the National House of Chiefs in Kumasi with the support of some unscrupulous elders restricting the real Soga family from installing a legitimate successor to their stool.
With the support of these invisible elders, Mr Agbenya Sogah and one Francis Sogah aka Abisibie are all over claiming they are Soga chiefs and stool father and are going round harassing people and taking their lands from them.
This is creating lots of tension in the town; despite that, the real Soga family over the weekend issued a statement to radio stations and information centres to inform the general public they have not installed anybody to succeed the late Dufia of SogaKofe, Togbe Avudzega I.
In the cause of the announcement at the Divine Information Centre, Sogakofe, an unhappy Francis “Sogah” aka Abisibie, came with a police CID to arrest the announcer, one Bali Wisdom Agbogah for carrying out with the announcement.
Though, the case is yet to be heard at the Kumasi National House of Chiefs, Mr. Agbenya “Sogah” and Francis “Sogah” are always seen parading themselves as the Dufia of Sogakope and Soga stool father respectively.
In the cause of the arrest, the female police officer mistakenly pulled out her NPP membership card to display as her police ID card.
On Monday, when the announcer, Mr Bali Agbogah went to the Sogakope District Police station with his boss, the police detained him for close to 8 hours before he was granted bill.
In view of this, the people at SogaKofe are appealing to the National House of Chiefs, Kumasi to fast-track the case before them to stop any unforeseen bloodbath following the current tension in the Soga town.
Nationaltymes.com picked up information that the respondent to the Kumasi National House of Chief, the Soga stool father, the proposed successor and others have paid their fee but the plaintiff did not pay a dime since they filed the case in August, 2019 and no single hearing was made.
Available documents from the Hohoe Court to this portal indicates that Freeman Agbenya “Atsuga Sogah II” was convicted for stealing Seven fingers of tilapia fish when he was a watchman working with Tropo Farm Limited. This fact is also known to the people of SogaKofe who have since accorded him the accolade “Tilapia Chief” in the town.