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General News of Wednesday, 9 January 2002

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Former IGP B.A. Yakubu is Dead

The death was reported of the Gushie-Na Bawa Andani Yakubu and a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Sunday January 6. He was 78 years.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Directorate of the Ghana Police Service and signed by Police Inspector Kwame Tawiah said the deceased has already been buried in his hometown, Gushiegu.

The statement said a government delegation led by Alhaji Malik Al-Hassan Yakubu and the Northern Regional Minister Prince Andani attended the burial ceremony. It said final funeral rites would be announced later.

As a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gushie-Na Yakubu was appointed a member of the National Liberation Council (NLC) after the 1966 coup d'etat from February 24, 1966 to August 29, 1969.

He was honoured with the Member of the Order of the Volta in 1969. Gushie-Na Yakubu was appointed Commissioner of Police (Administration) and later the IGP on September 27, 1969 until June 12, 1971.

He was enskinned Gushie-Na, Chief of Gushiegu in the Northern Region at the age of 48, in February 1971 by the Ya-Na Abdulai Mahama IV, Paramount Chief of the Dagomba Traditional Area, to succeed his late brother Gushie-Na Sugri Issah, who died in 1969.