Crime & Punishment of 2014-06-27

Two more suspects arrested in Bimbilla

Two more persons have been arrested in Tamale in connection with the murder of the late Bimbilla chief Naa Dasana Andani Abdulai II.

They have been identified as a former District Chief Executive for Bimbilla during Jerry Rawlings’ regime, Alhaji Iddrisu Sumaila Adam and Mr. Arthur Naatogmah.

This fresh arrest comes at the back of government’s promise to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

So far, 19 people have been arrested since the late Bimbilla Naa Andani was murdered on June 19 at his palace in Bimbilla.

Citi News gathered that the District Chief Executive for Nanumba North, Alhaji Ibn Abass is in the grips of National Security.

The DCE was conspicuously missing at the late chief’s palace when a government delegation led by Deputy Northern Region Minister, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini handed over the body of the late chief to the bereaved family for burial.

Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini reiterated government’s commitment to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

Family head of the late murdered Bimbilla Naa, Kpatihi Naa Azumah Naatogmah commended government for the honour done them and called for peace in the Nanung Traditional Area.

It has also been established that Police and Army Commanders in Bimbilla under whose watch the late Bimbilla Naa Andani was murdered have been relieved of their duties and are being investigated by National Security.

The late murdered Bimbilla Naa Dasana Andani Abdulai II was buried on Thursday June 26, 2014 in line with the traditions and customs of Nanung.

Third day funeral rites of the late Bimbilla Naa Andani will he held on Sunday June, 29 whilst the late chief’s Regent is expected to be enskined on Friday July 4.

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