Paramount chief of Buipe in Gonjaland Kingdom, Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II has asked government to quicken its investigations into the murder of the late Bimbila Naa Dasana Abdulai Andani II.
The late Bimbila chief was murdered on June 19, 2014 in his palace by unknown assailants.
The Buipewura insists President John Mahama must at all cost apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of that heinous crime to scare others with similar evil intentions.
“It is becoming dangerous for chiefs in the north because we don’t know after the killing of the Yaa-Naa and the Nanumba chief who the next target is.”
According to the retired police officer, any attempt to shield the perpetrators will open the floodgates for other miscreants to gruesomely murder chiefs with impunity and get away with their crime.
He got alarmed by what he described as breakdown of rule of law in the country where some recalcitrants among the youth riot leading to the murder of chiefs.
Worried Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II raised this concern in Tamale.
He was interacting with the media shortly after he was recalled to the Northern Regional House of Chiefs.
A Tamale High Court Judge, Justice Gilbert Ayisi Addo swore him as a member of the Regional House of Chiefs.
It will be recalled that Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II was reportedly de-skinned by the Gonjaland Traditional Council on May 13, 2010 for alleged insubordination and disrespect.
His legal team led by Lawyer Mohammed Alhassan filed an order of certiorari at a Tamale High Court and restrained the Council from en-skinning his successor.
He was finally exonerated by the court presided over by His Lordship Kwame Ansu Gyeabour who quashed the Gonjaland Traditional Council’s action.
The learned Judge in his ruling described the Council’s decision as illegal and awarded the plaintiff GHC4, 000 fine for causing emotional stress to him.
The Council was charged to pay additional GHC2, 400 to the Buipewura for the expenses he made throughout the legal tussle.
In compliance with the court ruling, Buipewura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II was subsequently reinstated as the chief of Buipe by the Gonja Land Traditional Council.
The Buipewura has since been galvanizing his people for constructive purposes.
Notable among these was the most recent massive clean-up exercise carried in Buipe Township to prevent cholera outbreak.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana