Two Persons have been arrested by the Zongo Police in Kumasi for allegedly registering the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s club, Kumasi Club in their name at the Registrar Generals Department in Kumasi.
The two whose names were given as Norman Owusu Barnie, a member of the club and one Charles Asabere, an administrative staff of the club were arrested on October 21, 2019 by the Zongo Police station in Kumasi for signing and registering the club in their name in order to own the club.
The two allegedly used it as a mortgage to secure an amount of 1.3 million dollars from some investors.
The 3rd accomplice, Mr Kwame Brenyah is on the run and has been declared wanted by the Police.
This cover was blown up by two practicing lawyers who saw this criminal act been done and reported the case to the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene and the police. This led to their arrest.
The two are assisting the police in their investigations.
A senior health care practitioner and health research scientist who is also the chairman of the Kumasi Club, Richard Owusu Nyarko told Angelfmonlinegh.com in an interview that authorities at the club have not been permitted by Manhyia Palace to register the club.
“I’m not aware that the club has been registered by some individuals in the club. If it is true then they are fraudsters and the law should deal with them. The club is Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II’s property and without his permission nobody can register the club in his/her name not even the executives,” he said.
The Kumasi Club was formerly known as the European Club.
The Asantehene is the life patron of the club which was established in 1927.
The club boasts of highly trained professionals residing in the Ashanti Region.
The club dates back to the colonial era, when it was called the Kumasi European Club, and only Europeans were allowed to use its facilities. The original premises of the Kumasi European Club was in the red fort, which was under British control at the time. In the early part of the century, a fire broke out in the fort and the club’s premises were destroyed.
Funds collected from insurance were used to acquire and develop the site on which the club stands today.
After independence, the rules of the club were in 1962 changed to allow membership to people of all nationalities.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonelinegh.com | Osei Kwadwo, Pure FM