New York November 29 2018 : Reports from New York indicates that the landmark case between the chief , Asantefuohene of New York, Nana Tieku Acheampong ,defendant and the plaintiffs , Nana Osei Tutu, Susanna Osei, Kofi Nyantakyi, Helen Peprah Mensah, and Fredua Agyeman was ruled in favor of Nana Tieku Acheampong .
It must be noted that this is the first case where a ceremonial chief in the diaspora was sued, and the plaintiffs asking among others for the chief to relinquish his responsibilities. A non paying position, the chiefs and Queenmother’s normally by their own expensive costumes and other relics to portray their culture!
When docket with case number 101566/18 was called both attorneys representing the two warring factions approached the bench . Judge Franc Perry in his ruling denied the plaintiffs request and ruled in favor of the defendant!
The plaintiffs, Nana Osei Tutu, Susanna Osei, Kofi Nyantakyi, Helen Peprah Mensah, and Fredua Agyeman pleaded with the Supreme Court of New York among others to place injunction on Nana Tieku’s access to the accounts of the association.They also alleged that the chief has overstayed his term in office and has been hiding behind some faceless council of elders to perpetrate himself on the organization.