Ejura: Residents hit the streets over the killing of social media activist

Ejura: Residents hit the streets over the killing of social media activist

Some residents of Ejura in the Ashanti Region have poured onto the streets to protest the death of a social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed.

The deceased believed to be a sympathizer of the Economic Fighters League, and recently the #FixTheCountry movement, died after he was allegedly beaten to a pulp by some unknown persons in the early hours of Saturday, June 26, 2021, in front of his house

His family says he was threatened prior to the attack because he has been highlighting some pertinent issues within his community.

Following his passing, some residents marched through the principal streets of Ejura and urged the security agencies to as a matter of urgency arrest the perpetrators.

Clad in red armbands amidst the chanting of war songs, the distraught residents also held placards with various inscriptions to seek justice for their fellow resident.

“The deceased received death threats for his activism on the refuse dump situation. He was being forced to stop highlighting the ills in the area. We are unable to point fingers at those behind the act. But we will take revenge if the perpetrators are not arrested,” one of the protestors said.

Another mentioned that “the police and other security agencies should use the death threats as evidence to get those involved in the heinous crime arrested.”

He was allegedly attacked by a mob at about 1:30 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021. His shout for help drew the attention of some residents of Sabonline, a Zongo community in the Ejura township, but they came in late to find him lying unconscious.

Ibrahim Muhammed, alias Macho Kaaka, was quickly rushed to the Ejura Sekyeredumase District Hospital but that could not prevent his unfortunate passing.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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