According to a report by the UK Independent, King Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah governs his Ghanaian kingdom using Skype and telephone calls.
The 66-year-old king who went to Germany many years ago as a foreign exchange student met and fell in love with Gabrielle, a woman that became his wife and made him make the decision to settle in Germany.
In 1987, he was crowned the king of Hohoe in southern Ghana when his grandfather who was the reigning king then died. According to him, his father and elder brother were bypassed because they were left handed and are not allowed to become king in their tradition as they (left handed people ) are seen as unclean and dishonest.
The Skype king made the news after his house in Ludwigshafen, Germany was burgled and his royal regalia, as well as crowns and golden chains he inherited from his grandparents were stolen. The stolen properties are estimated to worth £15,900.
“Thieves had come over the balcony on the first floor, prised the door open, smashed the cabinets and ransacked everything,” he told The Times.
You can read the full article on the Independent UK website.
Photo Credit: Independent UK.
[author ]Noretta Loum[/author]