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Ejura Killings: Chief Imam urges Muslim youth to remain calm

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Following tensions at Ejura over the recent incidents of violence, the Chief Imam and leader of the Islamic community in Ghana, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has called on residents to remain calm and desist from any further escalations.

In a statement signed by the revered Islamic cleric, the Chief Imam cautioned all persons in the community, including the Muslim youth to deescalate the brewing tension and work at forging peace and harmony.

Describing the recent events as disturbing and unfortunate, the Chief Imam also called on the relevant security agencies to ‘handle the matter in line with ethical principles of criminal justice’.

He further appealed to the Ghana Police Service to also conduct a thorough investigation into the recent happenings and ensure the absolute delivery of justice at the end of its probings and findings. The Chief Imam also prayed fro the departed souls who have been killed so far.

Background

On Monday, 28 June, 2021, a social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed lost his life after he was attacked by a mob, who crossed him on his motorbike on Sunday, 27June, 2021.

According to sources, Ibrahim Mohammed, popularly known as ‘Kaaka’ was a staunch member of the riling New Patriotic Party, who had campaigned heavily for the party ahead of the 2020 general election.

However in recent times, Kaaka took to social media to criticise government on a number of developmental issues, which he felt were not being properly address by the government.

His comments, criticisms and queries subsequently drew the attention of some members of the NPP, who cautioned him to desist from making the party unpopular in the area.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has begun investigations into Kaaka’s murder, as well as the shooting of some protestors , leading to the death of two of them on Tuesday, 29th June, 2021.

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