Police, Military must show evidence that Ejura protesters were armed – Lawyer

Private legal practitioner, Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe has criticized the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Armed Forces for the clash at Ejura that left at least 2 people dead.

Personnel in police and military uniform were seen shooting into scores of protesters at Ejura in the Ashanti region Monday, injuring at least 6 people.

The demonstrators were marching to seek justice for the family of Ibrahim Mohammed (Kaaka), a social activist who died after a mob attacked him last Saturday.

Ibrahim Mohammed (Kaaka) died on Monday.

Kaaka, 40, was a social media activist who took a keen interest in the development of the area.

His family says they feared for Kaaka’s life, after he was allegedly threatened by a bodyguard of the MCE for the area, Salisu Bamba.

Kaaka, a member of the #FixTheCountry online protesters always projected the problems of Ejura, leading to the threats.

The police say the matter is being investigated as 2 suspects have been nabbed.

But speaking on Dwaboase on Power FM Thursday on the back of the silence of the Ghana Armed Forces, Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe condemned the gory incident and asked for the administration of the Police and Military to thoroughly investigate the matter.

“The police and military must show Ghanaians evidence that the protesters were armed for which reason the security opened fire on them,” the lawyer told host Kwame Minkah.

He continued, “the security are not trained to do so. We are told one person was shit from the back. That shows he was running away.”

“Why shoot someone who is running away from the police?” He quizzed and urged the families of the victims to sue the security services that were involved for “civil liability”.



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