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17.01.2009 General News

Call for fresh investigations into Ya-Na's death

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Members of the Andani Gate to the Ya-Na's Skin of the Dagbon Traditional Area resident in Ashaiman have called for the reopening of investigations into the death of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, Overlord of Dagbon.

A statement Mr Abdulai Baba Gomda, a Spokesman for the group, signed on Friday said since the Wuaku Commission, set up by New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government failed to identify the culprits, it stood to reason that fresh investigations be conducted to bring the perpetrators to book.

The statement, which was addressed to President John Evans Atta Mills and copied to the GNA, said it was about time "we knew why and who killed Ya-Na because the crime cannot be easily forgotten". It said Andanis decided to vote massively for the National Democratic Congress so that its government would reopen investigations into the assassination of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, therefore, failure to grant their desire would be a disappointment.

Ya-Na Yakubu Andani was assassinated with 30 others on March 27 2002, when a protracted chieftaincy dispute between the Andani Gate and Abudu Gate boiled over.

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