Chief of Mion, heir apparent to Yaa Naa passes on

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The chief of Mion Lana and heir apparent to Yaa Naa, Naa Mahamadu Abdulai has passed on after a short illness at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital in Accra

The late chief is the heir apparent to the Dagbon Skin (Yaa Naa) demised occurred on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

He has since been laid to rest at Sambu, the traditional capital of Mion in line with Dagbon custom and tradition.

Dr. Mahama Natogmah, spokesperson for the family, in an interview said, the news of the chief’s death has come as a big blow to the family

He was enskinned as Mion Lana on March 3, 2019, at the Gbewa Palace in Yendi following the ascension of Ya Naa Abukari II as the Overlord of Dagbon.

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Known in private life as Mahamadu Abdulai, the late Mion Lana was born in 1974.

He was the next in line after the reigning Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Naa Abukari II, per the rotational system of the Dagbon kingship.

He was the first son of the late Ya Naa Mahamadu Abdulai IV who was the Overlord of Dagbon from 1969 to 1974 and was eligible to ascend to the Dagbon Namship (Ya Naa).

He was 14 years old when his father died and was accordingly enskinned as Boling-Lana of the Abudu Royal Gate in Dagbon, one of the skins a chief has to occupy to become the Overlord of Dagbon Kingdom in the future.

He left behind four wives and 12 children.


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