Social commentator, Twene Jonas, has been cursed by a resident of the Ashanti Region for reportedly insulting the King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Twene Jonas, who is resident in the United States, has cited on one of his social media handles, condemning the Otumfuo for losing the war against illegal mining.
In a Youtube video, the said “Kumerican” is seen invoking curses on the maverick social commentator for his words against the Asantehene.
The fight against illegal mining has uncovered dealings of a mining firm – Xtra-Gold – into activities of criminality.
Ei the matter chop hot oo. Dem start dey curse Twene Jonas for insulting Asantehene. Antoa tins 😂pic.twitter.com/fe2dXi7qNe
— Don Sarkcess ⚡️📸 (@Kwesi_Picasso) May 22, 2021
A probe into dealings of Xtra-Gold at Atiwa in the Eastern Region shows it forcefully acquired land from chiefs and later use them for galamsey.
It further shows that the company illegally recruits staff for this purpose.
It follows the begging of chides of Apampatia in the Eastern Region to the minister in charge of lands and natural resources to relocate the concessions from Xtra-Gold to them so they can use it for other profitable purposes like responsible mining and agriculture.
Meanwhile, officials of Xtra-Gold have declined comment on the report and other issues raised by the investigative team.