June 21, 2024
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The North East Regional Security Council has rejected the government’s directive to arrest and prosecute persons involved in the purported enskinment of a new Bawku Naba in Nalerigu.

The overlord of the Mamprugu, Naa Bohagu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga on Wednesday, 15th February, enskinned Seidu Abagre Kulugu as chief of Bawku.

In response, the government condemned the purported enskinment, adding that it was illegal and a threat to national security.

The government further reiterated that Naba Asigri Abugrago Azorka II was the Bawku Naba duly gazetted and a member of the national and upper-east regional houses of chiefs. 

A statement signed and issued by the Information Minister said the security agencies have been directed to arrest and prosecute any other person who holds himself out as a Bawku Naba.

However, the North East Regional Minister, Yidana Zakari, in a meeting with the Mamprugu Overlord on Friday, explained that the Regional Security Council has refused to arrest and prosecute those involved in the enskinment process.

This, he said was because the Regional Security Council believes any arrest within the jurisdiction of the Northeast Region, would be counterproductive.

The Regional Minister was at the palace to communicate the decision of the security council and also apologize to the Mamprugu overlord over the events following the enskinment.

Subsequently, the overlord directed the REGSEC to ensure the newly enskinned Bawku Naba is escorted to Bawku.

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