Ejura killings: Justice Koomson Committee requests for an extension of deadline
The three-member ministerial committee investigating the unfortunate incident in Ejura has penned to the interior minister asking for an extension of the deadline to submit their report with recommendations.
The committee in their appeal letter explained that there are more testimonies to be taken – hence, they ask for a postponement.
“Considering the testimonies yet to be taken the committee is requesting for an extension of the deadline to complete its work to Friday, the 16th day of July 2021.” A portion of the statement read
About the Ejura disturbances
The violence occurred during protests that followed the death of a social media activist, Ibrahim Muhammed.
Ibrahim Muhammed, alias Kaaka, died after he was attacked by a mob on June 27 while returning home.
He’s believed to have been killed because he was critical of the government.
The 45-year-old was noted to be vocal on both local and national issues using his Facebook page.
Police in the Ashanti Region have since arrested three persons in connection with his death, including his brother, and put them before the court.
Ibrahim Muhammed was buried on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, alongside the two others who died in the protest.
Meanwhile, one of the four persons who also sustained gunshot wounds, a sixteen-year-old boy, has had one of his legs amputated at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
There have been growing concerns about the use of the military for civil events that ordinarily should be handled by the police.
The incidents that have angered many include the killing of some Ghanaians during the 2020 election, the invasion of Parliament by soldiers, the latest killing of two persons, and the injuring of four others who were protesting at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The brutalization of some residents of the Upper West Region in Wa by some soldiers over a supposed stolen phone has also been widely condemned.