A historical cola tree (bese), believed to have been planted by the famous fetish priest, Okomfo Anokye at Feyiase near Kumasi about some 300 years ago has been cut down by an unknown person.
According to the people in the area, they woke up to discover the tree had fallen.
The traditional authorities have consequently initiated a search for the culprit, who fell the well-respected cola tree which has historical significance in the Asante Kingdom.
A photo of the fallen cola tree, located at Feyiase on the Lake Bosomtwe road has been shared online.
The tree holds historical significance to the Asante Kingdom and also serves medicinal purposes for residents living close to the sacred tree.
The person who cut down the tree is yet to be identified and the traditional authorities have mounted a search for the person.
They said it came as a surprise to all of them to wake up and discover that the well-respected cola tree had been cut down.
They have initiated moves to officially inform the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II about the development.