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31.08.2019 Headlines

Bunkpurungu Chief Fights Judicial Committee Ruling

By News Desk
Bunkpurungu Chief Fights Judicial Committee Ruling
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The lawyer of the embattled Bunkpurgu Chief has disclosed that he has appealed against the ruling that strips the title of his client as Chief.

The Judicial Committee of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs on Friday unanimously declared the enskinment of Alhaji Abuba Nasinmong of the Jafok family as Bunkpurgu Na-ba as null and void after almost 12 years of legal tussle.

It argued that the enskinsment was a violation of the rotational system of the Bunkpurgu skin.

But the plaintiff through his lawyer, Slyvester Issang says although he respects the judgement he and his client disagree with the final ruling hence, their decision for the appeal.

“We wish to state that our client respects the judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Northen Regional House of Chiefs but disagrees with the decision reached by the Committee and its reasoning thereto.

And as a law-abiding citizen of Ghana, our client would take only legal and constitutional measures to seek the appropriate remedies.”

“We wish to notify the good people of Bunkpurugu and the general public that our client has immediately filed a notice of appeal at the National House of Chiefs to contest the judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs. As per the relevant law, the Appeal that has been filed, unless otherwise directed by the National House of Chiefs operates automatically as a Stay of Execution of the judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs”, the statement added.

The defeated Chief and his lawyer urged residents to be calm as they work assiduously within the remits of the law to have the ruling reversed.

“The status quo therefore remains. In the meantime, we urge the good citizens of Bunkpurungu and the general public to remain calm as the next stage of the matter takes its normal course by the due process of the law.”

---citinewsroom

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