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Police Riot Control Vehicle triggered the Ejura Violence - Ministerial Committee

Ghanaians were outraged by the news of the killing of Mohammed Iddrisu, 45, who was popularly known as 'Kaaka' a known political activist - #fixthecountry activist.

Reports indicated that he had been fatally beaten and was rushed to the hospital and later died on June 28, 2021 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital two days after the incident.

The Police arrested three persons in connection with the dastardly act including one Baba Iddi, a brother to the deceased, 'Kaaka'.

The older brother to the deceased and the suspect in relation to the commission of the crime, Baba Iddi, had insisted that his brother was killed by some politicians.

This generated some controversy in the media, particularly social media and also triggered violent protests by the youth of the Ejura community.

The military were called in to control the situation. But the unfortunate happened subsequently.

Two other people were shot dead under a certain 'mysterious' circumstance.

The police and the military were accused of shooting these people dead without any probable cause.

Accusations and counter accusations were traded on the media space over a period of until a Ministerial Committee was set up to look into the issue.

The committee held meetings with various witnesses to the issue and have finally made available its reports.

The Ministerial Committee has said that there was no justification for the police to send Police Riot Vehicle (water canon) to the cemetery where the late social activist Ibrahim “Kaaka” Mohammed was being buried.

According to the Committee, this act by the police on the morning of June 29, was provocative, thus incensed an already angry and violent youth, thereby culminating in the attack on the Police Riot Vehicle.

“Evidence before us, that is “Exhibits B-series” and “F-series” tendered by both Erastus Asare Donkor and Edward Oppong Marfo of Citi News, clearly shows that the burial of the deceased “Kaaka” was without any violence until the arrival of the Police Riot Vehicle at the cemetery.”

“In the light of the events which happened on the 28th June, it would have been convincing, if the Riot Vehicle had been deployed at either the Police Station or the Municipal Assembly,” the committee stated.

This was contained in a 55-paged report submitted to the Interior Minister by the Justice Koomson Committee.

The committee, was comprised of George Kingsley Koomson, Justice of the Court of Appeal, Security Expert, Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso and Juliet Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbyte, a civil society organization.

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