Kumasi gives stirring welcome to their King

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the Kumasi Airport on Thursday, after a trip to Brazil.

Many people, including chiefs, were at the airport to welcome the King who has been in the news since last week.

Other people who could not be at the airport lined up on the streets and waved at him when he drove by.

The Asantehene’s name popped up in the UK media, in a suspected money laundering case, after he sent a bank official to deposit a cash amount of £350,000 on his behalf.

According to the UK’s Telegraph, when Osei Tutu II, summoned Mark Arthur to his multi-million-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a bag containing almost £200,000 in sterling as well as $200,000 in US currency with consecutive serial numbers, the bank official felt it inappropriate to ask too many questions.

However, the subsequent deposit of the cash at the Ghana International Bank, triggered a money laundering alert in the City of London and cost Mr. Arthur his job.

However, the National Crime Office in the UK has cleared the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu of wrongdoing when he handed about £350,000 cash to a banker, Mark Frank Arthur to deposit into his account with UK-based Ghana International Bank.

Banking Consultant, Nana Otuo Acheampongon Monday told Joy FM that, “Investigation conducted into the source of the money indicated the money did not come from a dodgy deal.”

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Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

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