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Government sets up three-member Ministerial Committee of Enquiry into Ejura shooting

The Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery has hinted that government has set up a three-member Ministerial Committee to conduct public enquiry into the shooting incidence at Ejura in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, June 29.

The Committee, to be chaired by Justice George Kingsly Koomson of the Court of Appeal, has a Security Expert, Dr Vladmir Antwi Danso, and Juliet Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbyte Organisation, as members, with Mrs Marie Louis-Simmons, a Principal State Attorney, as the Secretary.

It has up to July 9, 2021, to complete its work and present the recommendations to government.

The Ejura incidence claimed two lives; Nasiru Yussif and Murtala Mohammed, both in their 20s, and injured four others.

Mr Dery, who led a government delegation to Ejura on Thursday to ascertain the situation on the ground, said investigations had begun.

The delegation comprised the Director-General of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commissioner of Police (COP) Ken Yeboah, and representatives of the National and Regional Security Councils.

As part of the working visit the members interacted with the Ejura Traditional Council, Municipal Police Command and met with the bereaved families.

Mr Dery said government was saddened by the loss of three precious lives in the mayhem and that it would get to the bottom of the issue, appealing to the youth to exercise restraint.

The incident was triggered by the death of one Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka, 45, who was said to have been brutally assaulted while returning home on a motorbike last Saturday night.

What began as a peaceful demonstration on Monday, following the burial of Kaaka, turned violent as the protesters clashed with security personnel detailed to maintain order.

The deceased have since been buried.

The Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei-Mensah, lauded the Ejura Traditional Council for its support to the families of victims.
Source: Ashantibiz