Akufo-Addo orders Interior Minister to probe Ejura shooting incident

President Akufo-Addo

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the interior minister Ambrose Dery 10 days to investigate the Ejura shooting incident.

Two protesters were shot dead and four others were injured in clashes with security forces in the Ashanti region on Tuesday.

Demonstrating against the death of a popular youth activist, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, crowds were confronted by police and soldiers on Tuesday in the town of Ejura.

In a statement, Akufo-Addo asked the minister to carry out a public inquiry into the incident.

“Two people died during the clashes,” said police spokesman Godwin Ahianyo.

He added that the police was investigating the incident and that calm had been restored to the area. 

A health official confirmed that two people died and four others were injured in Tuesday’s protest.

“One died before arrival. We tried to resuscitate the other but he died later,” said Manyee Mensah, medical superintendent at the Ejura Government Hospital.

“Currently, we have four injured persons… One is in a critical condition but the other three are stable,” Mensah told AFP by phone.

Mohammed, who was killed by unknown gunmen near his house in a suburb of Ejura on Sunday, was an outspoken critic of the government on social media.

Police said they had arrested two suspects in connection with Mohammed’s death. 

“We’re on top of issues and I want to assure the public everything is under control,” Ahianyo said.

But many are demanding more answers, as a political and social protest movement called #FixTheCountry grows in popularity across the West African country.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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