Former Bawku Central MP Adamu Dramani Sakande passes away

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Former Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Hon. Adamu Daramani Sakande has died after battling illness for a number of years. 

The former Legislator passed away on Tuesday evening in London, family sources have disclosed. 

The late MP was flown to the abroad for medical treatment after being on admission at the cardio-thoracic center at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. 

Mr Sakande who was elected as MP on the ticket of the NPP, was jailed in 2012 for perjury, false declaration of office, forgery and deceit of public officer in by the Accra High Court.

This was after Sumaila Bielbiel, a Bawku-based cattle dealer, challenged the eligibility of Mr Sakande to be a parliamentarian due to his dual citizenship.

Mr Bielbiel had alleged that Mr Sakande held both British and Burkinabe passports, a charge the MP initially denied, claiming he had renounced his British citizenship.

He was however found guilty of perjury and forgery. He was therefore jailed two years concurrently on all counts. 

He was granted a presidential pardon presidential pardon on health grounds as a result of a cardiac problem ever since his imprisonment.

The late Adamu Dramani Sakande was 58-years-old. He left behind a wife and two children.

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