Theft 8 arrested over 'Antoa Nyama' raid

It was detected three weeks ago that the 'strong room' of the powerful god, Antoa Nyama, in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region was raided by thieves who stole gold ornaments and other valuables.

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Police have arrested eight suspects in connection with the theft of ornaments decorating the dreaded deity, the Antoa Nyamaa in the Ashanti Region.

Kenyase District Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Adu-Boahene, who confirmed the arrest to Accra-based Joy FM said "We have taken the finger prints and we have compiled all those finger prints and they are being sent to Accra for verification."

Background

It was detected three weeks ago that the 'strong room' of the powerful god, Antoa Nyama, in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region was raided by thieves who stole gold ornaments and other valuables worth thousands of cedis.

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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on November 26, 2015, summoned 14 Antoa chiefs to explain circumstances surrounding the theft of the ‘puduo’ deity, as well as expensive shrine regalia.

The chiefs were asked to produce Antoahene, Otipuduosuo Nana Kwame Owusu Agyemang, within the shortest possible time for questioning.

One of the 14 Antoa chiefs who were summoned by Asantehene was subsequently picked up by the police.

Antoa Nyamaa is a popular river deity with its shrine located at Antoa in the Ashanti Region in Ghana.

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