President Akufo-Addo addresses deaths at Ejura

BY: Kweku Zurek
President Akufo-Addo addresses deaths at Ejura
President Akufo-Addo addresses deaths at Ejura

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness at the deaths of three persons which occurred at Ejura in the Ejura/Sekyedumase District in the Ashanti Region.

The trio died in the space of 48 hours with youth activist Ibrahim Mohammed, 45, also known as Macho Kaaka dying on June 28 from injuries he sustained in an attack a day before.

The killing of Mohammed sparked protests on Tuesday, June 29, in Ejura leading to clashes between some residents and security personnel which resulted in the death of two persons (Abdul Nasir Yussif and Muntala Mohammed) who were among six persons who were shot in the skirmish.

"The President is deeply saddened by the deaths of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias 'Kaaka', Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed. He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery," a statement signed by the Acting Director of Communications Office of the President, Eugene Arhin said.

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Public inquiry

The statement said the President has also instructed the Minister for the Interior, Honourable Ambrose Dery to conduct an immediate Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the deaths on June 29.

The Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action, within ten days.

"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 occurrences of Tuesday, 29th June 2021," the statement said.

"The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action, within ten days, i.e., by 9th July 2021, to President Akufo-Addo".

Read the entire statement below;

For Immediate Release

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO INSTRUCTS INTERIOR MINISTER TO UNDERTAKE PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO INCIDENTS IN EJURA

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 occurrences 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, i.e., by 9th July 2021, to President Akufo-Addo.

The President is deeply saddened by the deaths of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias 'Kaaka', Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed. He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Eugene Arhin

Ag. Director of Communications Office of the President