Bimbilla chief’s murder fresh on our minds: Family
The family of murdered Bimbilla chief Naa Andani Abdulai Dasana II is pleading with the government and all relevant state institutions to ensure that justice is served the family of the late chief over his gruesome murder.
Naa Andani Abdulai Dasana II was murdered on 19th June, 2014 at his palace and as part of the third anniversary of the incident, the family has indicated the state must up its game in its investigations and sanction the culprits appropriately.
A statement released and signed by Osman Kikaa, son of the slain traditional ruler, on Monday June 19 said: “Three years ago, Naa Andani Dasana Abdullai II was gunned down along with three others in his palace during prayers. This was a sad day in the history of Nanung for such barbaric act of irresponsibility. Till date, no one has since been held accountable for the deadly shooting, while the memory of scenes of this heinous act still reflect in people’s heads every single day and broken hearts awaiting to be healed. All this depression awaits the systems of this country to be proactive in investigations.
“Three years and families are yet to have information from the investigation, which is so sad. This delay serves us that unpleasant meal of ‘justice delayed is justice denied’. We would like to appeal to the government and the appropriate institutions to step up their game without fear or favour in serving justice for the late Naa Andani and three others to end the lawlessness from one group of people all the time. These same people still put the kingdom in a state of insecurity leading to subsequent disturbances, knowing very well that nothing will ever happen to them as has never happened. The lack of justice is why people now take the laws into their own hands and we see rising cases of mob injustice in our society and we are all crying about it. If people rely on the security and state institutions to give them the necessary justice and it is not coming, these are some of the things we will see: increased rate of mob injustice or people taking the laws into their own hands. We would do our best to support government to end all issues of lawlessness in Nanung.
“We would like to tell fellow Nanumbas far and near that we don't have enemies but have people who disagree with us. My advice is, we have systems responsible for addressing our differences. Let's resort to them so we can respect the lives of fellow Nanumbas by leaving our entrenched positions for the hopes of a better Nanung.
“I have not asked anyone to revenge the death of my father, but will welcome anyone who would serve justice to mark as detriment to the future generation. The faith of the dead rest in the Almighty God and with Him is vengeance. But it's our responsibility to build a solid future for the living, which will make the dead proud. Our position is to be part of the solution and not the problem.”