Akufo-Addo orders public inquiry into Ejura killings

Military personnel shot directly into the crowd, killing two persons. President Akufo-Addo has called on the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, to conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of two persons in Ejura on Tuesday, June 29.

A press statement signed by the Ag. Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that the President has given the Minister, ten days to provide a detailed report of the inquiry.

“The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action to be taken by July 9, 2021”, parts of the statement read.

Akufo-Addo instructs Interior Minister to undertake public inquiry into incidents in Ejura

The statement is in reaction to the death of two persons and the injury of four others during a protest by the youth of Ejura Sekyedumase, which was disrupted by security operatives on Tuesday morning.

Things turned turbulent as a joint Police and Military team accosted the agitated youth on the streets while demanding justice for late social activist Kaaka Mohammed.

The statement revealed that the President is deeply saddened by the death of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias ‘Kaaka’ and the other two persons who died, namely; Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed.

“He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,” parts of the statement reads.

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