Kikpandewura Kanyiti I, the paramount chief of Kikpande in the Kpembe Traditional Area of the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave.
Approximately 18 paramount chiefs and sub-chiefs attended the Gonja traditional council’s emergency meeting on April 4 at the Jakpa’s Palace in Damongo, where the decision was made.
On March 30, unidentified assailants assassinated Mujipewura, Abdul-Rahman Bore on disputed property.
Two chiefs who were present at the meeting signed a letter that included the decision.
The traditional council also forbade the Kikpandewura from carrying out any duties connected to the Gonja kingdom’s traditions and customs in the letter.
Additionally, it mandated that the Kikpande Traditional Area’s interim leader, Kpembewura Banbange Ndefoso IV, the paramount chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area, serve in that capacity until further notice.
“This choice has become important in light of the Kikpandewura Kanyiti I’s apparent involvement in the murder of Mujipewura Abdul-Rahaman Bore. The traditional council further said in the letter that “any formal relations with Kikpandewura Kanyiti I beyond the date of this letter are void and of no effect.”
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