Civil Society Organisation, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has condemned the murder of social activist Ibrahim Mohammed aka, Kaaka in Ejura of the Ashanti Region.

Similarly, the group “was shocked” by the reported deaths of two people and four injured people who were protesting in the community following the killing of the activist who was best described as a crusader for the town.

In a statement, the Centre for Social Justice “welcomed” the government’s decision to set up a commission of inquiry to probe the incident leading to the security brutality that was recorded during the Ejura protest.

The Organisation, however, charged government to accept and implement the recommendations that will be given by the three-member committee.

Citing the Emile Short Commission which investigated the violent Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, CSJ described government’s response to the recommendations as “cold”.

Adding that “The Centre for Social Justice will thus be keenly following the deliberations of this new Commission and most importantly, government’s posture towards implementing the recommendations emerging from their work. Ultimately, we expect all culpable individuals to face the full rigors of the law.”

The group subsequently called on government and security agencies to reposition themselves in a manner that encourages and protects free speech and the expression of divergent views in line with the country’s laws.

“More specifically, we call upon the Police Service to facilitate the desire of all campaigners (regardless of their political colours) to embark upon a demonstration calling for fundamental reforms in the democratic governance of this country. God Bless Our Home Land Ghana.”

Read the full statement below:

THE CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (CSJ) CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF IBRAHIM ‘KAAKA’ MOHAMMED, & ASSOCIATED DEATHS & INJURIES IN THE EJURA DISTRICT OF THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA ON 29TH JUNE 2021.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) notes with concern the attack and subsequent death of Ibrahim “Kaaka” Mohammed, a #FixTheCountry activist and member of the Economic Fighters League who was alleged to have been attacked by some individuals for his #FixTheCountry-related activism. We are similarly shocked by the reported deaths of two mourners with four others injured through gunshots fired from security forces while mourning and decrying the death of their colleague, family, and friend, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed in the Ejura District of the Ashanti region of Ghana.

According to reports, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, prior to his demise, received threatening voice messages with partisan political undertones. Regardless, the CSJ urges the government and police to treat all these deaths and associated mayhem as purely criminal matters worth investigating and punishing in accordance with the law.

To this extent, the CSJ welcomes the decision of government to set up an inquiry to investigate these violent incidents. We however take due notice of the government’s rather cold response to the recommendations emerging from the Commission set up in the wake of the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency bye-elections, wracked by similar violence. The Centre for Social Justice will thus be keenly following the deliberations of this new Commission and most importantly, government’s posture towards implementing the recommendations emerging from their work. Ultimately, we expect all culpable individuals to face the full rigors of the law.

Finally, we call upon government and security agencies to reposition themselves in a manner that encourages and protects free speech and the expression of divergent views in line with our cherished democratic tenets. More specifically, we call upon the Police Service to facilitate the desire of all campaigners (regardless of their political colours) to embark upon a demonstration calling for fundamental reforms in the democratic governance of this country. God Bless Our Home Land Ghana.