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General News of Tuesday, 12 August 2003

Source: Joy Online

Late Ya Na's Wives/Children Ready For Demo

The family, including wives and children of the late King of Dagbon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani the second, have started arriving in Accra to participate in an impending match by Dagbon Youth Association.

The demonstration is to back demands on government to find the perpetrators behind the murder of Ya Na and 40 others following the acquittal and discharge of the two suspects for lack of evidence.

Secretary of the Dagbon Youth Association, Hamza Tuferu, disclosing this to Joy News in Accra said natives of the area are expected from all parts of the country to participate in the peaceful demonstration.

Although a date is yet to be fixed, Mr. Tuferu said the match would go ahead despite an appeal by the Police to call it off.

He explained that though the police have said that 26 more people are to be prosecuted after the discharge of the two earlier suspects, the youth are still not comfortable with the whole process.

Mr. Tuferu urged the National House of Chief to put pressure on government to find a solution to the problem.