After four years that Precious crown jewels inherited by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II went missing in Norway, they have finally been found after the elders of the palace threaten to destool the King if they are not found within 72 hours.
The gold is said to have been found in a Norwegian Shop in Oslo, the country’s capital and a 10-member delegation has been sent to retrieve them immediately. The name of the shop has not been made known to the media
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II faced a possibility of being destooled, if the missing ancestral jewels were not found.
Precious crown jewels inherited by Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II were on 2012 claimed to have been stolen from the lobby of a hotel in Oslo, Norway where he and his entourage have been staying as they attend the Norwegian-African Business Summit.
Nana Obiri Yeboah, an expert in traditional and chieftaincy affairs, described the missing items as an ancestry legacy that must be “guarded jealously by everybody” whose care they have been entrusted.
He told Joy News that due to the historical significance attached to the jewels, anybody who is in possession must account to the people of Ashanti yearly, but one is sure of getting punished for any “shortage”.
“It can lead to destoolment. Serious sanctions; there is an accountability at a certain period, [during one of the festivals] he must account for it…there is accountability and probity, so if you can’t account for it then there would be sanctions.”
The immediate recovery of the items after threat of being destooled casts doubts of the jewels really got missing.