Akufo-Addo orders Interior Minister to ensure a public inquiry about the Ejura clashes is held within 10 days

Akufo-Addo orders Interior Minister to ensure a public inquiry about the Ejura clashes is held within 10 days

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 Acting 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.

It is in reaction to the death of two persons and the injury of four others during a protest by the youth of Ejura Sekyeredumase, 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 as they were demanding justice for late social activist Kaaka Mohammed.

Also, 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 read.

Background

On Monday, it was reported that a 40-year-old social activist, who was attacked by an angry mob at Ejura Saturday dawn, had died.

The deceased, Mohammed Iddrisu, was attacked by two assailants, who have allegedly been arrested by the Police. He was repeatedly struck on the head with objects until he lost consciousness.

By: Stella Annan |myactiveonline.com

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