President Akufo-Addo is said to have, fired Mohammed Salisu Bamba, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ejura in the Ashanti region, on Friday afternoon. According to rumors, the MCE's security got arrested in connection with the assassination of campaigner Ibrahim Kaaka, and the president couldn't take it lightly, resulting in his dismissal.
Meanwhile, following the fatalities in Ejura on Tuesday, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the National Chief Imam, and the national security minister have arrived. As part of efforts to reestablish normalcy, the leaders have met with the bereaved families, expressed their condolences, and engaged the community's youth and opinion influencers.
Defense officials, who were dispatched to restore peace, shot and killed two people who were part of a group of demonstrators and were protesting the killing of an activist in the community, Ibrahim Kaaka. Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has confirmed that he dispatched security men to the community based on information he acquired.
Meanwhile, the government has appointed a three-member Committee of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killings. Justice George Kingsley Koomson, a Court of Appeal justice, Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a security expert, and Miss Juliet A. Amoah, the Executive Director of Penplusbyte, comprise the three-member committee.
President Akuffo-Addo has also instructed Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, to hold a public inquiry into the details surrounding the Ejura killings on Wednesday.
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