General News of 2014-08-26

Bimbilla chief murder: Three granted bail

Three people suspected to have a hand in the murder of the Bimbilla Chief have been granted bail.

Explaining the facts of the matter, Northern Regional Police PRO, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the police initially arrested four persons but during interrogations, information the police gathered was not conclusive enough to establish a case against them.

The police arrested the three persons at Wulensi – a community in the Northern region. The town's people had suspected them of murdering the Bimbilla Chief.

ASP Tetteh continued that despite being bailed, the Northern Regional Police Command would not relent in its efforts to bring the perpetrators to book, as investigations are ongoing.

In June, the Paramount Chief of the Nanumba Traditional Area, Naa Dasana Andani was killed, along with three other family members by some unknown assailants at his palace in Bimbilla.

The attack also inflicted several injuries on some five persons including a five-month-old baby, who were later admitted at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

Following the murder, a conflict ensued between the family of the overload and the police over the release of the deceased's body for burial.

Describing the attack as “dastardly and despicable crime that must be condemned in the strongest terms,” in a statement, the then Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga, called for calm in the area.

The government has placed a bounty of GH?10,000 on the murderers.

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