Family of murdered Nanumba overlord demands quick action on search for killers

The family of the murdered overlord of Nanumba Na Abdulai Dasana Andani has commemorated the first year of the murder in Bimbilla of the overlord Andani with a call on government “to fast track the search for the perpetrators of the heinous crime.”

The spokesperson of the royal Ghuhmayili gate, Alhassan Salifu who addressed journalists, said the perpetrators by their “act have seriously indicted the competence of our security agencies” and expressed the hope that they would rise to the occasion by apprehending the criminals.

He said the family is committed to peace and asked “government to give us justice to consolidate the peace,” adding the pace of the investigations to find the criminals is slow.

Mr. Salifu commended the government for its assistance in the burial of the murdered overlord of the area and also commended the security agencies that are deployed in the area to ensure peace and security.

The Chief of Wulensi, Na Salifu Wumbei, said the murder of the Na Andani “in a cold blood brought shame and sorrow to the sons and daughters of Nanung”.

He said the event on that day “saddened the heart of the whole nation and indeed a day that brought the chieftaincy institution into disrepute”.

Na Wumbei stated that as custodian of tradition, “we are not here to chastise the perpetrators of this heinous crime but to take stock of events so as to build a united and revered Nanung state for the future generation.”

He said the event created insecurity thwarting the prospects of economic activities pointing out that most farmers are unable to visit their farms for fear of attacks whiles the Bimbilla market which he described as one of the best in the country has lost its glory.

Na Wumbei regretted that the “colossal sums of money spent on maintenance of security in the area could have been channeled in to development of the area.” 

The District Chief Executive, Muhammed Ibn Abass, commended the royal family for allowing government to use the rule of law to pursue the criminals.

It will be recalled that the overlord of Nanumba Traditional area in the Northern Region was murdered at his palace in the evening on June 19 last year, with three others.

By Zakaria Abdul-Kadiri|TV3, Tamale|Ghana

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