Buglana, Dakpema in court over who has ‘power’ to celebrate Damba

Two rival Chief Priests in the Tamale Metropolis, the Tamale Dakpema and Tamale Buglana are in court over who has authority to celebrate the Damba Festival.

The two powerful traditional rulers were in court themselves to explain why they should not restrained from celebrating the Damba Festival.

Before mounting the witness box to explain themselves, the two chiefs were made to remove their revered “red hat” which symbolizes their titles as ‘Tindanba’ which literally means “Land Owners”. 

The Tamale District Magistrate Court which is hearing the case adjourned the case to Thursday October 21.

Northern Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Bernard Baba Ananga told Metro TV in an interview monitored by Justicefmonline that police took the matter to court, after picking up intelligence that the two chiefs were arming themselves to clash with each other during the Damba Festival.

He said “though it was rumored that they are arming, we are not strangers to these kinds of rumours, it has happened before, we will not sit down and wait for it happen before we go in to start reacting”. 

Story By: Mumuni Yirifa Yunus | Justice FM

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