The Ashanti crown jewels have been stolen from a hotel in Oslo, according to reports.
The priceless jewels were traveling with Ghana’s King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II , traditional ruler of the Ashanti (or “Asante”), who was attending a conference in the Norwegian capital.
The jewels have been passed down through generations of Ashanti rulers, and are used by the king when he performs ceremonial duties.
A suitcase was snatched Wednesday morning from the lobby of the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in downtown Oslo, Norwegian media reported.
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