Saturday, April 5, 2014

Man Banished By Wungu Naba Petitions State Attorney

Fuseini Bawa

Fuseini Bawa, a native of Walewale in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region of Ghana, who was recently banished by the Paramount Chief of the area, Wungu Naba Alhaji Saaka Sulemana, has petitioned the State Attorney in the office of the Attorney-General to personally show interest in his case.

According to a three-page document intercepted by The Daily Dispatch dated March 17, 2014, Fuseini said his attention has been drawn to the “unfair and questionable manner” in which the prosecutor (Walewale Police Commander) is handling the case involving him as well as conducting his prosecutorial duties in relation to the whole trial.

It would be recalled that, The Daily Dispatch on March 3 this year, published a story headlined “WUNGU NABA BANISHES MAN, FAMILY OF 23 IN WALEWALE”. The story was about the banishment of Fuseini Bawa and 23 other family members by the Wungu Naba on December 24, 2013.

Fuseini who is a businessman and deals in cattle was banished together with his wives, children and other family members by the Wungu Naba following a threat by the former to sue the latter in a law court.

According to the story, Fuseini’s decision to sue the Wungu Naba was because the latter seized his 26 cattle after a Fulani man in whose care the animals were ran away from Walewale.

Wungu Naba
The Wungu Naba after banishing Fuseini and his family also reportedly seized the residential house including four other uncompleted houses as well as two boutiques belonging to him. 

Fuseini was not the only one in this predicament. There were several other people who had their cattle with Amadu Braimah (Fulani man) and the animals were all reportedly seized by the Wungu Naba.

In his petition, Fuseini recounted that, there were heavily armed police men on the day the cattle were to be distributed to their owners following a committee’s hearing on the case. When he showed up, his name was never mentioned even though he saw his cattle in the kraal being grabbed by different people who were the supposed owners. 

According to him, he really does not know who is behind all these impediments and frustrations in his life as well as his business. Thus, he appealed to the State Attorney to take up the matter and follow it to ensure that justice is served.

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