The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, through the Director of Communications from the office of the President, has issued out a statement with regards to the incident at Ejura.
The statement is instructing the interior Minister to undertake a public inquiry into the incidents in Ejura.
The statement read:
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has instructed the Minister for the Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP, to conduct, forthwith, a Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrence of Tuesday, 29th June 2021.
The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action, within ten days, ie. by 9th July 2021, to President Akufo-Addo.
The President is deeply saddened by the deaths of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias “Kaaka”, Abdul Nasir Yusif and Murtala Mohammed. He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.”
Two people were confirmed dead following a clash between the youth of Ejura in the Ashanti Region and security personnel who have been detailed there to maintain law and order.
Four other residents also sustained gunshot wounds and were sent to the hospital for treatment.
The incident happened when the security personnel opened fire on the youth when the latter refused to retreat on a demo they were embarking on and were bent on demonstrating to demand justice for the murder of their compatriot, Ibrahim Mohammed, 45, also known as Macho Kaaka, who was attacked by unknown assailants in front of his house.
The two deceased have been identified as Abdul Nasir Yussif, 25, and Muntala Mohammed, 25.
The shooting occurred when the youth after returning from the cemetery where they went to bury Kaaka, started protesting by burning car tyres while on the rampage.
The military, in an attempt to stop them, first fired warning shots into the air before shooting into the advancing youth, leading to the death of the two.
An attempt by the youth of Ejura last Monday (June 28) to demonstrate to demand justice for the murder of Kaaka who died earlier in the day following injuries he sustained in an attack a day before was quelled by the police and military security personnel who were maintaining peace in the town.
The youth were demanding justice for Kaaka, a social media activist and a member of the FixTheCountry campaigners, who was attacked in the early hours of last Sunday in front of his house.
According to the police, Kaaka’s attackers laid an ambush in front of his house at Dagomba line, a suburb of Ejura, and attacked him as he was returning home at around 1:30 a.m.
The attackers inflicted deep machete wounds on his head. He was first rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital and later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died last Monday, June 27, 2021, at around midday.
Meanwhile, the police have picked up two suspects in connection with the murder of Kaaka.
The two were picked up upon police intelligence and are in police custody assisting in the investigation.
The suspects are Ibrahim Issaka aka Anyass and Fuseini Alhassan who were picked up on Monday night at around 10:45 p.m