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Friday, July 23, 2021

Ejura Killings: Government extends deadline for Probing Committee by one week

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The three member committee tasked to investigate the recent incidents at Ejura, has been given a one-week deadline extension, following a request by the committee to that effect.

The committee, chaired by an Appeal’s Court Judge, Justice George Kingsley Koomson, earlier wrote to the Minister for Interior on the 7th of July, requesting for the said extension. In a letter dated today, Friday, 9th July, 2021, the Minister of Interior has written back to the committee, granting the committee a one-week extension to conclude on its mandate.

A copy of the letter from the Interior Minister, granting the one week extension to the Justice Koomson Committee of Enquiry

It is expected that, the committee will expedite action on its mandate and make appropriate recommendations regarding the incidents which have so far triggered tons of condemnation from a section of the Ghanaian populace.

Background

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, a social media activist and member of the New Patriotic Party in the Ejura community, Macho Kaaka, was attacked by some unknown assailants in front of his house around 1:30 a.m, leaving the victim in a very critical condition. According to sources, the attack on Kaaka was due to his vociferous commentaries on social media about the state of development; a conduct which allegedly angered some folks in his party, leading to his attack and beating.

After suffering the severe beatings by the unknown assailants, Kaaka was then rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital for onward medical attention, but was later transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died upon admission.

Angered by the series of events, some youth of the area took to the streets on the 29th of June to express their reservations about the attack and killing of their colleague, Kaaka. The demonstartion, which  was intended to be a peaceful exercise took a violent dimension when some security personnel arrived at the scene; leading to the death of Abdul Nasir Yussif and Muntala Mohammed.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I totally agree with the government by extending the deadline by one week because is a lost life we are talking about here and as the matter of fact I think more evidences and eye witnesses are still hidden due fear.

  2. I totally agree with the government by extending the deadline by one more week because is lost life we’re talking about here and as the matter of fact I think more evidence and eye witnesses do not want to come out due to fear.

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