This book was written soon after the suspects of the murder of the Ya-Na were arrested.
The author followed the unveiling accounts of the murder of the Ya-Na,the commitment and indictment proceedings at the Magistrate Court.He also followed the trial of the accused persons at the High Court.
The search for Justice for the Ya-Na became a judicial drama and a political football instead.Some key players in the search exhibited palpable incompetence and nonchalance while others showed unpardonable bias in the performance of their judicial and legal duties. In resistance to the search for justice all kinds of novel and spurious legal arguments were raised ,including the issue of when does a confession have effect in law even if it is freely given?
“Another spurious legal issue raised was the fact of the Ya-Na’s death .In recognition of his service to his nation and traumatic murder, the Republic of Ghana gave Naa Yakubu II a state burial on 10th April,2016. Yet in order to deny him justice and to make the law seem to be an ass,the fact of his death and identity of his body became issues in the trail of persons accused of murdering him.This kept the ordinary Ghanaian wondering where the implementers of the law were taking the country.In the end the Ya-Na was denied Justice”.
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Ibrahim Mahama was born in Tibungu, a village in Northern Ghana. He had his secondary school education in the then Government Secondary School, Tamale from 1956 to 1962. In 1965, he received his L.L.B. Degree from the University of Ghana, having entered in 1962 to read law, and was called to the Ghana Bar as an attorney in 1966.
After practising law in his nation's capital, Accra, Mr. Mahama served in the government of the National Liberation Council as Commissioner for Forestry and then Commissioner for Information from 1967 to 1968. He was a Member of Parliament representing Tamale for from 1969 to 1972, and was a Presidential Candidate for the Social Democratic Front in Ghana's 1979 elections.
A member of the royal family of Dagbon Kingdom, the author in 1974 became Solicitor and Legal Adviser to the King, Ya-Na Yakubu II and served him until 2002.
The author includes among his hobbies swimming and reading.