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JJ Stop Ya Na Lies & Tell us About Killing the Judges

Thu, 2 Jan 2014 Source: Mensema, Akadu Ntiriwa

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.




**HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FANS





JJ the tribalist is inciting the North against the NPP


Anytime JJ goes to the North he incites them about Ya Na


That the NPP killed Ya Na


Anytime JJ goes to Akanland he forgets about the killing of Akan judges


The Akan judges he killed with his Ewe kinsmen





“The Dagbon Consultative Congress (DCC) has advised ex- President Rawlings to


reflect on the enormous number of precious lives lost during his ‘sadistic


pseudo-revolutionary era’ and desist from further muddling in the Dagbon crisis.


It noted that the Dagbon crisis had reached its outrageous proportions mainly as


a result of the intransigence and uncompromising posture of ex-President


Rawlings… The DCC was reacting to a statement made by Rawlings to the effect


that he knew the so-called murderers of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani. ’” (Ghanaweb, June 13,


2003).





“ [JJ] accused the NPP of masterminding the murder of the Ya-Na Andani to


prevent public resistance over the NPP's fraudulent victory in the 2000


elections and also engineered the murder of Mobila in 2004 again to prevent


public resistance against their fraudulent victory in 2004 and thus cowed the


populace to submission” (Ghanaweb, July 1, 2008).





“Former President Jerry John Rawlings has been cited as a key player in any


fresh investigations into the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II. According to a


report carried by the Daily Dispatch newspaper, police officers charged to


further investigate the Ya-Na murder case are likely to collaborate closely with

former President Rawlings. He has over the years indicated that he has a fair


idea of who the killers are” (Ghanaweb April 1, 2011).





Former President Jerry Rawlings says this is the time for the people of Bawku to demand justice on the death of the Ya Na, as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not be in power forever. Addressing the people of Bawku at the 26th Anniversary of the annual Samanpiid festival celebrated by Kusasis in the Kusaug traditional area of the Upper East Region, ex-President Rawlings questioned why the people of Bawku have gone quiet on the issue of the Ya Na (Ghanaweb, December 30, 2013)





SLAINED JUDGES: Hmm! Ya Na, you are very lucky


BUTCHERED YA NA: Oh! Judges why am I the lucky one


SLAINED JUDGES: Ya Na, JJ knows your killers – the NPP


BUTCHRED YA NA: No JJ is covering up his own crimes & tribalism


SLAIN JUDGES: Ya Na tell JJ to reveal our killers too to Ghanaians


BUTCHERED YA NA: Don’t mind JJ he caused the 1994 war


SLAINED JUDGES: Eh! The Konkomba-Nanumba war too


BUTCHERED YA NA: JJ made promises to Konkombas


SLAINED JUDGES: Oh! We had been killed by then


BUTCHERED YA NA: JJ never fulfilled that promise


SLAIN JUDGES: And what was the promise


BUTCHERED YA NA: To give the Konkombas political autonomy


SLAIN JUDGES: Northerners are being exploited by JJ & NDC


BUTCHRERD YA NA: Eh! Judges don’t say that JJ will kill you


SLAIN JUDGES: Oh! Ya Na JJ can’t kill us twice


BUTCHETED YA NA : Rest in Peace Akan Judges


SLAIN JUDGES: You too Rest in Peace Ya Na





JJ’s honorific lunatic poise


Withering flower in darkness


Dead petals rising to the sun


He who knows all murderers


The killers of Mobila

The killers of Ya Na


The serial killers of women


The killer who knows all killers


But not killers of the Akan Judges


The Akan judges he killed





Oh! Ghanaians


Time to stand up to JJ


Time to end JJ’s noise


His holier than thou life


Time to abort JJ’s amnesia


Time to douse JJ’s fireball


The Ridge fireball that burnt all


Time to suffocate JJ’s social arson





JJ the probity man


The transparency man


The accountability man


He who has bedazzled all


He who has stolen nothing


He who loves the mmbrowas


But he who is hiding from it all


Hiding behind IDEMNITY clause





The keys to the two Fiat Jeeps


The deadly Fiat Campagnolas


The infamous vehicles of death


Used in abducting the Judges

The keys were on JJ’s dining table


Yet JJ knows nothing about it





The Amedekas got the keys


JJ’s supreme death squads


Roaming like night vampires


In Alavanyo, Sogakope


Abducting JJ’s opponents


The macabre death squads


Garlanded with human blood


Summoned with happiness


Marched to JJ’s House


Invaded JJ’s compound


Stormed JJ’s dining room


Picked up the car keys


JJ’s official residence


Guarded by armed soldiers


Secured by armed sentries


Yet JJ knows not the killers


Not the killers of the Akan judges


Hypocritical murderer





The killer who knows all killers


The owner of the murderous key


Car keys were chained to JJ’s house


Chained to the Rawlings’ dining table


Chained in their secured house


The modern Castle murderer

Sent hundreds to their graves


Of Kutu and others


Of BB Bismarck, Yeye Boy


Holier than thou


Mesmerizing wreck





The killer JJ is at it again


Trumpeting confusion


Devising divisiveness


Nursing rabid fear


Furnishing anger


Threatening peace


Flowering decadence


Stirring confusion


Arson-ing ethnic divides


The killer who is still killing us





*Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained


oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania


with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In


her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”


poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com My poems and essays on Ghanaweb


and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in part for any academic or


scholarly work without my written permission.

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu Ntiriwa