The Crime Officer of the Yendi Divisional Police Command, Superintendent Happy Addai says the funeral of the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani is going on as planned and the individuals arrested for the violence that marred the funeral processes will be prosecuted.
He told Ibrahim Kwarteng on GBC’s “Behind the News”, that the Police have beefed up security in the area to prevent any violence.
The final funeral rites for the late overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani II which was to begin January 4 was put on hold by the Andani royal family over a fresh disagreement between them and the Abudu family.
According to the Andanis, one of the palaces to be used for the performance of the funeral is being occupied the Bolin-Lana Abdulai Mahamadu, who is the Regent of the late Ya-Naa Abdulai Mahamadu I.
The Regent is said to have refused to vacate the Mba Dugu Palace, which is one of the key places to be used for the performance of the funeral rites as required by tradition.