Thursday, March 26, 2015

Northern Regional Minister Says He is Not Afraid of Sakawa Boys

Alhaji M. M. Limuna
THE NORTHERN Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna who is currently on the wanted list of some “Sakawa boys and wee smocking girls” in Tamale for speaking against them in public and ordering the police to go after them, says he is not afraid of such threats.

Alhaji Lemuna who claimed to have been receiving several death threats through anonymous text messages, has vowed to ruthlessly deal with those irresponsible and indiscipline youth to ensure that investors maintain their confidence in the region.

The Minister is not only much enraged by the open activities of the “Sakawa boys” in Tamale which sought to put the region in a bad light and derail its development opportunities, but also the negative influence they might have on the rest of the youth in the region.

Speaking on UTV’s Adekyensroma show on Wednesday, Alhaji Lemuna hinted that the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) of which he is the Chairman was putting in place some stringent security measures to face those “Sakawa boys” boot-for-boot and possibly end their activities.

It would be recalled that videos of some Tamale based girls and boys in their early 20s passionately smoking “wee” and openly boasting about their conduct went viral on various social media platforms a week ago.

Their irresponsible conduct met the wrath of some opinion leaders and youth chiefs within the Tamale Metropolis who arrested and shaved the girls for bringing a lot of disgrace to the metropolis. Some of them have been suspected of ritual murders, kidnapping, open splashing of monies on the streets and engaging in power wrestle (experiment) among others. They are said to have also made some areas in the metropolis no go areas for some residents at night.

Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna issued a three-day ultimatum for the arrest and prosecution of the youth captured in leaked videos perpetrating the acts of indiscipline.

According to the minister, he was particularly worried about the indifferent attitudes of some parents towards the behaviour of their wards.

He has therefore directed the police to go after the “wee smoking girls” and “sakawa boys” who were captured in the leaked videos smoking Indian hemp for prosecution.

The move, he noted, would serve as a first step towards instilling discipline in the youth of the region in order to restore its lost moral values.

Alhaji Limuna therefore charged all the stakeholders in the region especially the chiefs, opinion leaders and religious leaders to support the REGSEC to succeed in clamping down on those youth to serve as deterrent for others.

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