Government releases the controversial Ejura Committee of Inquiry Report

Ejura Committee of Inquiry
Ejura Committee of Inquiry

The controversial Ejura Committee of Inquiry Report has been released by the Government of Ghana through the Minister of Interior Hon. Ambrose Dery.

The Report was earlier submit to the Office of the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo through the Interior Minister after completion of public interrogation and investigation into the killing of one Kaaka, a resident of Ejura.

According the Chairman of the Committee, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo issued a directive to the Honourable Minister of Interior to investigate the circumstances leading to the shootings and deaths of some persons in Ejura.

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The Honourable Minister of Interior on Friday the 2nd of July 2021, set up a 3-
member committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the disturbances, shootings, injuries and death of some persons in Ejura in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

The George Kingsley Koomson-led Committee, has conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, on Tuesday 29th June 2021.

On Monday, 5th July, 2021, the Committee paid, a courtesy call on the Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie II, to inform him and his elders of the mandate assigned to it concerning events that occurred in Ejura. The Committee appealed to the Chief to inform his subjects and all residents, who had relevant in formation to make themselves available to help the Committee in its work.

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A visit was also paid to the Chief of the Dagomba community in Ejura and a
similar appeal was made to him and his elders. At Ejura, the Committee also
visited and sympathized with the victims of the shootings as well as the families of
the deceased persons.

According to evidence gathered by the Committee, one Ibrahim Mohammed a.k.a.
“Kaaka”, was returning home on 26th June, 2021 around 01:30 hours on his motorbike, when he was attacked by some unknown assailant(s) and beaten into
unconsciousness.

“Kaaka” was rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital and was subsequently referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), where he was admitted for treatment. He died on 28th June, 2021 at 01:40 hours.

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The Committee said, their findings show that, the death of Mohammed Ibrahim aka “Kaaka” and the mishandling of same, was the trigger point for the riots that followed.
Meanwhile, the maximum application of force, worsened the situation.

The Committee also hope that the ongoing investigations into the death of “Kaaka” would be expedited and the culprit(s) brought to book.

“We have put forward some recommendations, which, we believe, would be accepted and implemented.” The Committee added.

The Report as complied by the Committee comprise the following: Summary of evidence taken from witnesses, Findings,  Recommendations and Conclusion.

READ BELOW, THE FULL COMMITTEE’S REPORT. 

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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