Since the commencement of the probing into the Ejura brutalization and assassination incident by the Committee of Inquiry in the Prempeh Assembly Hall, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana, a number of witnesses from different areas of operational justifications have given their testimonies to unravel the truth behind the whole unfortunate incident.
Though the previous witnesses gave insightful accounts according to whatever they know about the issue, today's (Day 4, July 9, 2021) account by a resident and mother of injured victim during the protest, has really made things clearer to everyone.
Agatha Donyina, though heartbroken and distressed by her son's unfortunate injury, confidently exposed and revealed certain hidden facts that would really ensure smooth determination of the true outcomes of the case.
According to Madam Agatha, a single parent of three children, her son was sick so sought for permission from school authorities and came home on Monday, June, 28, 2028.
She boldly declared that her son was not a protester. On the day of the incident, Madam Agatha told the committee that her son informed her that she was going to buy food in the morning between the hours of 8 and 9.
While at home, someone called from her son's phone that "her son has been killed."
When she rushed to the hospital, the doctor told her that her son, Louis was not dead as claimed by the informant.
According to Madam Agatha, her son, who had then woken up narrated the whole incident to her.
Conclusively, Agatha told the committee that her 20-year-old Final SHS Year Student, Louis Ayekpa was shot in front of a Drug Store on the street of Ejura.
She further revealed that upon entering the drug store (Pharmacy), "he suddenly sensed that something had hit him. He initially thought it was a stone, but when he touched his stomach, he sensed blood flowing profusely around that area."
He called for help from a woman who was closer to him, but he was ignored. He further tried calling a man whom he knew could help, but suddenly collapsed so he did not know what happened afterwards.
Currently, Louis is receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital also known as Gee in Kumasi. Though he may miss his final exams which is just a few weeks away, all the committee members warmly encouraged Madam Agatha to take heart.
From her narration, it is clearly evident that an unprofessional military officer committed that heinous act.
Just as she rightly charged the Committee of Inquiry to let fair judgement prevail at the end of the interrogative and investigative processes, all those involved in the shooting of the innocent student must be severely punished in accordance with the law of the land.
Just as it was done to the culprits of Wa brutalization incident, they must do same to them. If possible, some should be expelled from the Ghana Armed Forces.
Their core mandate is to protect lives, maintain law and order, and not to shoot, injure or kill civilians.
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