Since we will not allow sleeping dogs lie and we are on a quest to seek for the truth and bring to closure, some of the unresolved murders, this newspaper, is also interested in finding out from the authorities, who killed Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II and Issa Mobila.
On June 30, 1982, exactly 36 years ago, three high court judges and an army officer, were abducted from their homes and murdered.
It was one of the darkest days in the history of this country. The Chairman of the military junta, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings was forced to broadcast to the nation that three high court judges and an army officer had been abducted by “enemies of the revolution”, and pledged government’s determination to find and rescue them.
Unfortunately, when they were eventually found, it was rather their charred bodies.
Following a national outcry from all corners of the country, the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) set up a Special Investigation Board, headed by former Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Azu Crabbe to unravel the mystery.
The following were found guilty Lance Corporal Amedeka, Tony Tekpor, Dzandu, Hekli and Amartey Kwei, and were subsequently executed by firing squad, except Amedeka, who broke jail.
The murders, took place in the heat of the revolution, and as they say, in any kind of military upheaval, they are consequences that are not intended by the originators of that upheaval.
In 1992, Ghanaians in a referendum accepted the best form of government, which is democracy. They are proper check and balances and they are remedies of seeking redress, when one feels aggrieved.
On March 27, 2002, the overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II, was brutally murdered in his palace, by unknown assailants.
A commission of enquiry was established, headed by Justice I. N. K. Wuaku to go into the crisis at Yendi that led to the death of Ya-Naa.
Another horrible incident happened on December 17, 2004. The northern regional chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Alhaji Issa Mobila, was brutalized by some overzealous and trigger happy soldiers and left for dead.
16 and 14 years after these gruesome murders, the perpetrators are yet to be brought to justice.
A sitting Member of Parliament (MP), J.B Danquah, was murdered in his home in 2016, the Judge sitting on the case, has on many occasions, served notice to the Attorney General’s Department to expedite action or he will throw the case out.
A media house, which is interested in the truth, would not waste everyones time to go digging a case, which has been dealt with and the youth of today, do not relate to.
The murder of J.B Danquah, is still fresh in our minds, Issa Mobila’s death is still fresh in our minds, the senseless beheading of Ya-Naa, is still fresh in our minds, what does Joy FM seek to achieve with the documentary of the murder of three judges and a high court judge?