Bawa Andani Yakubu

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Bawa Andani Yakubu
In office
February 1971 – January 2002
Preceded by Sugri Issah
Succeeded by Yakubu Bukari
National Liberation Council Member
In office
24 February 1966 – 29 August 1969
President Lt Gen J. A. Ankrah
Inspector General of Police
In office
13 September 1969 – 12 June 1971
President Lt Gen. J. A. Ankrah
Preceded by J. W. K. Harlley
Succeeded by R. D. Ampaw
Personal details
Born 1926
Gushegu District, Ghana[1]
Died 6 January 2002 (aged 75–76)
Gushegu, Ghana
Resting place Gushegu, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Profession Police officer

Bawa Andani Yakubu was a police officer, politician and king. He was an Inspector General of Police in Ghana. He also served in the National Liberation Council (NLC) government. He was the Gushie-Na or Gushie King until his death.


He was appointed Commissioner of Police (Administration) and later Inspector General of Police from 3 September 1969 to 12 June 1971.[2] He retired from the Police service after becoming the Gushie Na.[3]


While still a Deputy Commissioner in the Ghana Police Force, Yakubu was appointed a member of the NLC military government from 24 February 1966 to 29 August 1969. He was one of four police officers on the NLC. The others were J. W. K. Harlley, the Vice Chairman, Anthony K. Deku, Commissioner of Police (CID) and J. E. O. Nunoo, Commissioner of Police (Administration).

King of Gushegu[edit]

Bawa Yakubu was the son of a former Gushie Na (Gushi king). Gushegu is located in the Northern Region of Ghana. His brother Sugri Issah succeeded their father as Gushie Na after his death. Following the death of Issah, Yakubu was enskinned Gushie Na in February 1971 by the Abdulai Mahama IV, Paramount Chief of the Dagomba Traditional Area and served as the Gushie Na until his death in January 2002.


He was awarded the Member of the Order of the Volta in 1969.


  1. ^ The Rebirth of Ghana: The End of Tyranny.
  2. ^ "Former IGP B. A. Yakubu is Dead". General News. Ghana Home Page. 2002-01-09. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ P. Ladouceur (1972). "The Yendi Chieftaincy Dispute and Ghanaian Politics". 6. Canadian Journal of African Studies Volume VI: 97–115. JSTOR 484154. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
J. W. K. Harlley
Inspector General of Police
1969 – 71
Succeeded by
R. D. Ampaw
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sugri Issah
Gushie Na
February 1971 – January 2002
Succeeded by
Yakubu Bukari