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Four royals murder brother in Tamale over sale of land

Two of the four royals who have been arrested and being prosecuted
Two of the four royals who have been arrested and being prosecuted

Two royals have been put before a Tamale District Magistrate Court for allegedly murdering their brother over a parcel of land. Two other accomplices are currently on the run.

The two, 57-year-old Prince Mohammed Abdulai, a farmer and a 35-year old Prince Fuseini Abdulai, a teacher, have been remanded into Police custody by the court on a provisional murder charge.

The two others who are on the run are Abdulai Baba and Abdulai  Iddrisu.The Police has initiated the processes to declare them wanted.

The accused persons, who are all from the Nyohini royal family in Tamale, were said to have assaulted the deceased, Prince Abdulai Abubakari, 48, when he decided to sell his land for GHC20,000 which the accused considered to be below the market price.

His brothers wanted him to sell the land for GHC 40,000 as against the GHC20,000 which he refused. Angered by the deceased’s action, the accused persons assaulted him until he collapsed.

Abdulai Abubakari was rushed to the Tamale West Hospital where he was pronounced dead a day after.

The accused persons and the two others went into hidding until April 29, when Mohammed Abdulai and Fuseini Abdulai were arrested by the Police.

Mohammed Abdulai, who was first to be arrested, led the Police to arrest his brother, Fuseini Abdulai. According to the Northern Regional Police PRO ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, at the time of his arrest, was sleeping with a cutlass by his side.

But Mohammed Abdulai  has maintained he had no hand in the death of their brother, and claimed it was his three other brothers who assaulted the decease on April 27, 2016 which led to his eventual death.

B y Zubaida Ismail|3news.com|Ghana

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