Public hearing into Ejura killing incident

The three-member committee set up by the Interior Ministry to probe the shooting of two persons during a protest at Ejura in the Ashanti Region has commenced.

The committee members include George Kingsley Koomson, Justice of the Court of Appeal as Chairman, Security Expert, Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso, and Juliet Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbyte, a civil society organisation.

Marie Louis Simmons, a principal state attorney is the secretary of the committee.

Two persons died and four others got injured during a protest by the youth of Ejura Sekyedumase, which was disrupted by security operatives on Tuesday, June 29.

Things turned turbulent as a joint Police and Military team accosted the agitated youth on the streets while demanding justice for late social activist Ibrahim Mohammed.

The two who died, Muntala Mohammed and Abdul Nasir Yusif, were allegedly shot by security officers as they demonstrated against the murder of Ibrahim Mohammed popularly known as Kaaka.

The committee is expected to investigate and recommend sanctions for persons found culpable by 9 July 2021.

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