Hardi Yakubu who is a son of disputed Damongowura Yakubu Gbeadese has been picked by security agents in Damongo on the night of 17th February, 2024 in rambo style.

Hardi Yakubu was picked by members of a security agency not in uniform and using a vehicle without registration number but well armed.

Hardi Yakubu is said to have made audio recordings threatening the Savannah Regional minister and calling him out with vulgar invectives. He has also allegedly consistently accused the Savannah Regional Minister of involving himself in the Damongo Chieftency dispute by supporting one side.

Nkilgi fm has a copy of the audio from Hardi Yakubu and can confirm the insults and threats to the extent he threatened having a physical fight with the Regional Minister.

Bole based Nkilgi Fm’s sources say the Savannah Regional Minister Mr Saeed Jibril Muhazu has many times called one Prince Yakubu Gbeadese who is an elder brother of the arrested Hardi Yakubu admonition him to advise his brother and once allegedly told Prince Yakubu he will ensure National Security handle the matter.

The arrest of Hardi Yakubu is therefore being linked to the Savannah Regional Minister who is said to be protecting himself and his integrity as a regional minister more especially since Hardi Yakubu’s audios are sometimes laden with threats.

What is complicating the issue is that the arrested Hardi Yakubu is a known Activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and so some party members have condemned what they say is an action of the Regional Minister that can affect the fortunes of NPP in Damongo.

It would be recalled that the King and Overlord of Gonja Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale (I) and his Kingmakers and Counsellors including the Chorowura, Sonyowura, the Kutunkure Clan of Damongo affirmed Chief Kelly Seidu Braimah as the rightful successor to Damongowura Tuntumba Jakpa (I) who passsed on eight years ago.

The affirmed Damongowura Kelly Seidu Braimah was subsequently been introduced to the King and Overlord of Gonja at an event at the forecourt of the Yagbonwura’s Palace on 24th November, 2023.

The decision was reached after eight years of tussle between two sub- Chiefs of the Dangepe gate of Damongo who both laid claim to the skin putting Damongo in a quagmire and without a chief accepted by all.

Following the passing on of Yagbonwura Tuntunba Boresa (I) and the subsequent enskinment of Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale (I), Chief Kelly Seidu Braimah who was nominated by he Kuntunkure Clan of Damongo had reason to withdraw the Damongo chieftaincy deadlock from the Judicial Committee of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs court which was adjudicating the matter.

To this end, the Yagbonwura and Kingmakers of Damongo and Gonjaland after a series of engagements affirmed Chief Kelly Boresa as the legitimate Damongowura.

The acceptance of Damongowura Seidu Kelly by Yagbonwura and elders, along with the community should have marked the conclusion of the matter but that has not happened since the family of disputed Damongowura Yakubu Gbeadese are still pursuing the matter. They are demandimg for a Savannah Regional House of Chiefs judicial committee verdict instead of how the Palace of the Yagbonwura handled matter.

Source: nkilgifmonline.com