Ejura report protecting some government officials

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The ministerial committee of the Ejura was formed by order of the president

Security expert Paul Boateng said he was unhappy with some of the recommendations in the Ejura committee report released by the government on Monday.

According to him, the report appears to protect some security personnel and some government officials.

His comment comes after the government released the full report and recommendations of the Ejura committee which was presented on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

The commission of inquiry, charged with investigating this unfortunate event, recommended the immediate transfer of the Ejura District Police Commander, DSP Philip Kojo Hammond.

They recommended based on the commander’s incompetence in handling Ejura’s situation and the fact that his relationship with the community appears to have been damaged beyond repair.

The Committee also recommended that the Military Establishment review the actions of the section on the ground, headed by Lt. Martin Opoku Adusei, for improper use of force, and apply the appropriate sanctions.

Social media activist Ibrahim Mohammed, known as Kaka, was reportedly attacked by strangers in Ejura in the wee hours of Saturday, June 26.

Violence erupted after the announcement of his death on Monday June 28 at Komfo Anokye University Hospital, where he was being treated on referral.

Two people were killed when residents of Ejura staged a peaceful protest to demand justice for the late Ibrahim Mohammed known as Kaka. The tragedy occurred after clashes between protesters and a joint contingent of police and military.

Therefore, the government, through the Interior Ministry, established a three-member committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the deaths of three people in Ejura in the Ashanti region.

The committee had Judge George Kingsley Koomson as chair, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso, an expert in international relations, and Juliet Amoah, executive director of Penplusbytes as members.

Speaking to Kaakiyre Ofori Ayim, host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive program, security expert Paul Boateng said the committee had done a good job but could not meet the expectations of Ghanaians.

He said residents of Ejura would be disappointed after reading the report and would no longer trust the security agencies.

He insisted that some government officials, as well as officers within the security setup, should have been sanctioned by the committee.


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