An Accra High Court has slapped a whopping sum of 30million old cedis (GHC3, 000) on Thomas Okai –the Pretender Gbese Mantse- after he filed a case to compel Nii Adote Obour II, Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council to induct him into the membership of the Council.
In a press release issued by Ayikoi Otoo, the lawyer for Gbese Mantse, Nii Okaija III in Accra this morning, it stated that half of the above mentioned amount is to be awarded to all the chiefs ( Mantsemei)  of the Ga Traditional Council and the other half goes to Nii Okaija III.
Thomas Okai, a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club is said to be purporting himself as Gbese Mantse but the court presided over by His Lordship Mr. Justice Ofori-Atta held that since the Gbese Stool is already occupied by Nii Okaija III who is also a member of the Ga Traditional Council, Thomas Okai should cease parading himself as Gbese Mantse.
According to the press release, the court dismissed the application for mandamus holding inter alia that Nii Adote II at whom the application was directed in his capacity as acting President of the Ga Traditional Council  handed over the presidency of the Ga Traditional Council to King Tackie Tawiah III upon his installation and that King Tackie Tawiah III, remains the Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional Council until he abdicates,  destools, dies or any Judicial Committee otherwise decides.

Nii Ogbamey Tetteh

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