Akufo-Addo speaks on Ejura deaths after social media users’ slam

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed worry at the death of social media activist Ibrahim Mohammed, alias ‘Kaaka’,  and some other protesters who were gunned down by security personnel during a street protest.

The two, Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed were shot dead during a demonstration at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

The youth were protesting the murder of Kaaka who had earlier received threats from some persons allegedly linked to officials of the government in the municipality.

After the bloody protest, some social media users descended on President Akufo-Addo for going silent over the matter.

However, barely 24 hours after the clash, Akufo-Addo, through his spokesperson Eugen Arhin, has instructed the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, to conduct an immediate Public Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the deaths on June 29.

“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.

The statement said the Minister is to provide a detailed report from the Inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action by July 9, 2021. (10 days from now)

“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.


By Afia Owusu||Ghana

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