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Children of late Ya Naa demand justice for his murder

2015-04-03 18:26:13
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Ya Naa Yakubu
Some children of the late overlord of Dagbon, Ya Naa Yakubu Andani II say government has delayed in seeking justice for the murder of their father. The late Ya Naa was
killed 13 years ago in a chieftaincy dispute.

Earlier today, his children presented a petition to the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Mohammed Limuna after a protest march through the streets of Tamale.

Northern Regional correspondent Hashmin Mohammed reports that the children marched through the streets of Tamale and finally converged at the Northern Regional Coordinating council to present their petition.

One of the Late Ya Naa’s sons explained that the petition is to remind the Government “Justice delayed is justice deferred.

He expressed his dissatisfaction with the delay in bringing the perpetrators to book and likened the situation to a bucket that is placed beneath an open tap.

The children indicated that they were unhappy with "the prolonged loss of interest on the part of government in the matter concerning the arrests and successful prosecution of those who were involved in the murder".

They are concerned about the attention being paid to the traditional aspects of the case, which they think is overshadowing the criminal nature of the matter. Thirteen years, in their opinion, is too long and they do not want the government to forget about the fact that a man was murdered in cold blood.

Eventually, he said, the bucket will overflow. The children, according to him, have been patiently seeking justice but if it continues to evade them he said, they will be forced to find their own resolution as, “for some of us it is better to die than to be in this nightmare.

Alhaji Mohammed Limuna, in accepting the petition commiserated with the family of the late Dagbon ruler. He assured the family that the President, and indeed government are committed to resolving the matter.

Alhaji Limuna explained that there is an ongoing process to find the perpetrators and asked the family to exercise restraint and permit investigations to go on.


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