4 Remanded In Custody For Chief’s Murder

Four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of the chief of Salikugu, a farming community in the Zabzugu District in the Northern Region, have been remanded by the Yendi District Court. The court remanded the suspects into police custody for two weeks to enable the police to conduct further investigations into the case. The suspects’ pleas were not taken. They are Musah Alhassan, 45; Mohammed Dorkrudu, 50; Dozomaame, 25, and Nurudeen Mohammed. They are among a group of persons alleged to have attacked and shot the Salikuga-Naa, Timani Tiga, 75, at his palace around 8.30 p.m. last Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Meanwhile, the remains of the chief were released to his family last Thursday for burial, in accordance with Islamic tradition, after an autopsy had been conducted on it at the Yendi Government Hospital.