Abdul Malik Kweku Baako is the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide

Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has described as bogus, claims by Military and Police personnel deployed in Ejura on June 29, that the protestors had guns which they fired at them.

“It cannot be true. Look, we’ve seen different types of videos. They were armed, maybe machetes, knives, sticks, but nobody can convince me that they were armed with weapons firing at the Military and the Police. So I cannot be convinced,” he said.

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday, July 10, Kweku Baako explained that the peddling of such false claims before the Justice Koomson Committee robs both the Committee and the security agencies of integrity.

He said, “We may have to go and exhume them. So we can’t find the bullets that killed them? It’s a critical requirement that the bullet that killed them must be available because then we’ll be able to tell which gun shot that bullet.”

This comes after the revelation made by the Medical Superintendent of the Ejura Government Hospital, Dr Mensah Manye, that he could not carry out an autopsy on the victims of the Ejura shooting due to threats of violence and arson from irate Ejura youths, who besieged the hospital demanding the corpses of their deceased colleagues for burial.

He told the Justice Koomson Committee that the angry protesters stormed the Hospital on June 29, threatening to burn down the facility, so he was left with no option but to release the bodies to protect his life and that of his staff.

However, Kweku Baako believes that the bodies of the victims of the Ejura Shootings carry the most critical evidence needed to establish who actually killed them – the Military or armed protestors?

“If we are not going to get the bullets that killed them because of a certain emergency situation, and so we’ve buried the bullets together with the human bodies, my goodness, what are we doing? This is an exercise in futility then.”

He said failure to exhume the bodies to retrieve and identify the bullets is tantamount to literally burying the truth.

According to him, neither the Military nor the Police has been able to establish any evidence to support the claims they’re peddling before the Justice Koomson Committee.

He said if the claims were as true as the Security agencies were pushing, they’d have done due diligence at the scene of the crime to build their defence.

“If it were true, I can bet you that before they went to the Committee, they’d have done that crime scene management and in the process, would have located shells which would have been part and parcel of their defence. Unfortunately, they don’t have it; they didn’t send it because it didn’t exist,” he said.

He, therefore, called for the exhumation of the bodies of the victims of the Ejura shooting for further investigations.