The mortal remains of the late Benjamin Ato Acquah, a private security guard who was killed last year in a fight between a Zabrama man, was laid to rest at Abura Dunkwa in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region.
The late 40-year-old security guard, survived by a wife and four children worked at the Abura Dunkwa Branch of the GCB Bank.
The Greater Accra Zabrama Chief who doubles as the President of the Ghana Zabrama Association, Alhaji Pro-Umar Abubakar Tanko, sent a high-powered cabinet delegation to join thousands of mourners to pay their last respects to the deceased.
The cabinet members of the Greater Accra Zabrama Chief included Waziri Musah Fesseini also known as Soroko, Abdul Salifu, Sarkin Yaaki, Zaid Pro-Umar Tanko, Majindadi, Humu Yakuba and Munira Mohammed, Jakadiya.
At the funeral grounds, were past and present Assemblymembers, the Odikro of Abura Dunkwa, Nana Asokwa Kwegyir, and Chiefs and queen mothers from different communities as well as several Muslims led by the Imam of Abura Dunkwa Muslim communities, Imam Umar Iddrisu, also known as Imam Dodou.
The Odikro of Abura Dunkwa himself presided over the final funeral rites to show the significance attached to the funeral.
In an interview with Alhaji Pro-Tanko during the post-event report by his cabinet members at his residence in Accra, he thanked them for making the journey.
Alhaji Pro-Umar Tanko used the occasion to advise the youth not to take the law into their hands but always report to the Police.
He described the incident between the indigenes of Abura Dunkwa and the Zabrama Community as unfortunate and prayed that it should not recur.
About six funeral rites were performed at the Market square that day.
He called on the people of Abura Dunkwa to continue to live in peace and harmony with one another and avoid hatred that might come out from the unfortunate incident since it had the potential to affect development efforts of their community.
Alhaji Pro-Tanko extended his appreciation to all the security agencies, the member of Parliament,the Omanhene of Abura Dunkwa, the Zabrama Chief of Abura Dunkwa, the Municipal Chief Executive, Regional and National NADMO Coordinators and the entire Abura Community who, in diverse ways, helped in managing and promoting peace during and after the incident.
An amount of GHC2,000 was earlier offered to support the funeral arrangements, which was topped with an amount of GHC1,000 as a support to the widow and family at the final funeral rites.
By: Muhammed Faisel Mustapha