By: Akpabli Daniel Yao| ignewss.com
The Paramount Chief of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV has rejected the GHS365,000 that was paid into his account as ex-gratia for being a member of the Council of State.
In a statement sighted by www.ignewss.com, he said he received monthly payments and allowances while as a member of the Council of State therefore he sees no need for the payment of the ex-gratia.
“I did not think the payment was made to trap me, as is being speculated. I believe it was paid to everybody who served on the Council of State. However, I thought that extra payment was inappropriate for a short, effectively part-time work, for which I received a monthly salary and was entitled to other privileges. So, I was very uncomfortable with it,” Togbe Afede XIV said in a statement.
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT