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Highlife Legend George Darko In Police Custody

George Darko, Highlife legend and a subchief at Akropong in the Eastern region, and one other subchief Asonahene Kwasi Omenako have been picked up in a dawn swoop by the Police and personnel from the national security at the Akropong Palace.

It is unclear the cause of the arrest but the two are currently at the Eastern regional Police command at Koforidua. Mr Darko whose stool name is Tufohene was picked up while sleeping at the disputed palace.

There is a long-standing dispute over the rightful claimant to the Akropong stool. The impasse has often led to clashes between youth groups in the area who have declared support for different factions claiming the stool.

George Darko is a Ghanaian highlife musician, who introduced the Burger-highlife with his first hit “Ako Te Br?fo” (Even Parrots speak English), which was very popular in the early 1980s.

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