A Tamale High Court presided over by His Lordship Charles Gyamfi has ruled that the Abudu Royals should be allowed to perform the final funeral rites of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu IV at the Old Gbewaa palace in Yendi.
The ruling was in furtherance to a Supreme Court ruling in 1986 that the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV died as a Yaa-Naa of Dagbon for which reason his funeral should be performed in the old Gbewaa palace.
Counsel for the Abudus, Lawyer Charles Agbanu exclusively in a Citi News interview said the rule of law had triumphed in the Dagbon state.
He served notice to officially write to the court demanding an immediate activation of the court’s ruling.
Lawyer Charles Agbanu explained that by the Court’s ruling, the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuyaa Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani is to vacate the palace for the funeral of the late Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV to be performed.
According to him, the presiding judge, His Lordship Charles Gyamfi awarded Ghc25,000 as damages against the first defendant, the Dagbon Regent, Kampakuyaa Naa Abdulai Andani.
Some prominent Abudu leaders including Zohigbanglana and the Wayamba Regent at the court premises rejoiced over the court’s ruling.
Citi Karim: By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana