The Ministerial Committee commissioned to investigate the Ejura shooting incident, has appealed to the public to readily provide relevant evidence for a successful probe.
“The public is being invited to provide us with all the relevant evidence linked to the incident as we seek to get to the bottom of the issue,” Mr. Justice George Kingsley Koomson, the Chairman appealed.
He assured during in an interview with the media at Ejura, that the Committee has resolved to investigate the issue to its logical conclusion. This was after members of the Committee called on Barima Osei Hwedie II, the Ejurahene.
Mr. Justice Koomson said the Committee would discharge its duties as expected and within its terms of reference.
Therefore, those who had any information connected to the tragedy, should not hesitate to present them at the Committee’s sitting
The Committee began sitting at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi, on Tuesday, July 06, and has 10 days within which to finish its work and submit recommendations to the government.
Those invited to make an appearance include; security personnel, traditional authorities and some youth groups at Ejura, some media houses as well as identifiable individuals with information on the incident.
Two young men, Nasiru Yussif and Murtala Mohammed, both in their 20s, who lost their lives in the tragedy, had since been buried.
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 three days before the disturbances.
Three accused persons, Ibrahim Issaka, Fuseini Alhassan and Iddi Mohammed, arrested in connection with Kaaka’s death, have been remanded into police custody by the Asokwa District Court.
They have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder.
The court presided over by Mrs. Akua Adu Boahen, did not take the accused persons’ pleas when they made an appearance on Friday, July 02, and will re-appear on July 22, 2021.
Mr. Justice Koomson told the media that their terms of reference encompassed identifying the circumstances leading to the death of Kaaka and the two young men, the role of the key witnesses such as security personnel and suspects in the murder case.
He called for public support to enable the Committee discharge its duties to the best of the citizenry’s expectation.
The Ejurahene, Barima Osei Hwedie, assured the Committee that the traditional authorities would be cooperating with the members in their work.
“We will not hesitate to give the requisite evidence you need in your work,” the Chief promised. He appealed to the people of Ejura, especially the youth and affected families to offer the Committee the necessary information to enable it achieve its purpose.
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