The three-member committee to inquire into the sequence of events, crowd rioting, and crowd control methods used by security personnel in Ejura in the Ashanti Region will commence work today Monday, July 5, 2021.
The members of the committee made up of Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice George Kingsley Koomson as the Chairman of the committee, Security Analyst, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, and the Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Juliet Amoah have 10 days as a deadline set by President Akufo-Addo.
The committee is expected to submit its report to the government at the end of its work.
Protests erupted at Ejura over the death of Ibrahim Muhammed a.k.a Macho Kaaka, a social media activist, at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi where he was receiving treatment following an alleged attack on him by some unidentified persons on Monday, June 28, 2021.
The 45-year-old Kaaka was said to be interested in the well-being of the Ejura community where he lived and usually posted some of the ills of society on his social media handles, seeking redress.
Some irate youth blocked the main Ejura-Atebubu road to protest his death thereby impeding traffic.
The police intervened with military reinforcement to quell the disturbances which led to the death of two persons and four injured.
There has been a public outpour following the incident with a call on the government to investigate the matter.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, July 1, 2021, therefore directed the Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, to, with immediate effect, set up a public inquiry into the shooting.
According to the directive, the minister was also to provide a detailed report of the inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action, within 10 days (July 9, 2021) to the President.
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