A queen-mother and eight others are on the run after a botched attempt to steal the town’s spiritual ‘black stool’ on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
The Oseim queen-mother, Obaapayin Akosua Atwimaa and the eight unnamed men had their motive thwarted by some town folks, 3news correspondent gathered from the police.
Oseim is in the East Akyem District of the Eastern region. The black stool is a symbol of authority, and when a chief dies whoever posses it has the right to ascend the throne.
The queen-mother was said to have led the eight to hire a taxi with registration number GW 5311-13 to invade the Osiem palace.
They entered the palace through the main entrance and begun breaking into rooms in the palace in the presence of the Abusuapanyin, Kofi Amoah and another elder.
They broke into the room the black stool is usually kept but it was not there.
The queen-mother led the men upstairs to where she suspected the black stool was being hidden.
They laid hands on the stool but the Abusuapanyin raised an alarm which got many of the town folks rushing to the palace.
They managed to retrieve the black stool from them, smashed the windscreen and back screen of the taxi the suspects came in with.
The queen-mother and the eight men, however, fled the scene as the people trooping to the palace increased.
The police are yet to make an arrest. Calm has however restored to the area.