Rituals to uncover burglars of Antoa’s ‘black stool’ begin

Caretakers of the revered Antoa river deity have begun rituals to search for thieves who plundered a sacred ‘black stool’ from the chief’s palace.

The ‘black stool’, which is believed to be the chief of Antoa’s source of authority and power, has been missing for the past two weeks from the chief’s palace.

Antoa is located in the Ashanti Region and is home to the dreaded ‘Antoa Nyama’ shrine.

Earlier, there were reports that gold trinkets and other valuable items were stolen from the shrine of the ‘Antoa Nyama’ river deity.

However, Chief Priest and Caretaker of ‘Antoa Nyama’, Nana Asiamah, says nothing has been stolen from the shrine.

He claims the only stolen item is the ‘black stool’ that was locked away in a secret room at the chief’s palace.

According to Nana Asiamah, “Antoa Nyama’s” power is in the river, not in gold trinkets and ornaments – daring anyone to come and steal the river if they can.

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, head of all the cheifs in the Ashanti Kingdom, has been notified about the incident, Nana Asiamah told Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor.

Nana Asiamah said although they were awaiting word from the Ashanti King on what to do, a process has begun to uncover the thieves.

He has promised to fish out the thieves who broke into the chief’s palace.

Meanwhile, Police say they have begun investigations into the incident. DSP Adu Boahen told Luv News they have a duty to look into the matter.


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