Kikpandewura Kanyiti I, the Paramount Chief of Kikpande in the Kpembe Traditional Area of the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region, has been suspended indefinitely from holding the position of chief of Kikpande.
The decision to suspend the chief was taken by the Gonja traditional council at an emergency meeting on April 4 at the Jakpa’s Palace in Damongo.
In attendance at the meeting, were 18 paramount chiefs and sub-chiefs.
Abdul-Rahman Bore, a Mujipewura, was killed on disputed land on March 30 by unknown assailants.
Meanwhile, the Kpembewura Banbange Ndefoso IV, Paramount Chief of Kpembe Traditional Area, has been appointed as the caretaker chief of the Kikpande Traditional Area until further notice.
“This decision has become necessary following the alleged involvement of the Kikpandewura Kanyiti I in the murder of Mujipewura Abdul-Rahaman Bore. Any official dealings with Kikpandewura Kanyiti I from the date of this letter is null and void,” the traditional council said in the letter.