Pressure groups #FixTheCountry and the Economic Fighters League are expected to meet the Inspector General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh as calls continue to mount for justice for one of their colleagues, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed.
The group is however appalled by the posture of personnel of the Ghana Police Service in the Ejura Municipality, prior to the death of their member.
In a joint press statement the group said the late Ibrahim Mohammed had earlier received voice messages of threats on his life.
“In fact there are voice recordings on which some persons known to be bodyguards to the Municipal Chief Executive of Ejura Sekyedumase, could be heard saying that activities of Kaaka on Facebook were making the governing New Patriotic Party unpopular and that every means possible must be used to stop him”, the statement revealed.
“In fact barely two weeks ago various individuals had gone to report Kaaka to the Ejura Police in order to get him to stop his work. Instead of cautioning those individuals to refrain from intimidating and threatening Kaaka in the exercise of his fundamental rights, the police rather issued Kaaka with a warning letter”, the statement continued.
The group also claimed that no action has yet been after they officially reported the “murderous attack” meted out to their member.
While describing the incident as “depressing”, it further added the murder of their colleague is “an indictment of us all and our refusal to stand up and challenge a false democracy”.
“If this is truly a democracy, give us justice”, they added.
The 40-year-old father of five sustained severe wounds during an attack in the late hours of Saturday, June 26 at a scene near his residence at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
He was rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital for treatment but was later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
He was pronounced dead on Monday, June 28 while receiving further treatment at the facility.
Widespread disquiet and protests
His death sparked widespread agitations from residence who marched through the streets to demand justice for the late Mohammed.
Chaotic scenes were also recorded as the mob besieged the Ejura Police Station leading to the destruction of public and private property.
It took the intervention of the Chief of Ejura Barima Osei Hwedie II to calm nerves.
But the police is appealing to residents to provide credible information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
“Demonstrations can’t solve the problem”, said Divisional Crime Officer ASP Emmanuel Kyei. “But if they have any vital information they should be prepared to divulge such with the police and as professionals we will be able to work on it”.
“We are ready and prepared to expose those people so they should also assist us with information”, he further added.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH