October 22, 2021
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Ejura Victims’ Families To Get Compensation

The report on the mayhem that rocked Ejura in the Ejura/Sekyedumase District of the Ashanti Region on June 29, leading to the killing of two people and injuries to four others, following the death of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka, has officially been released.

The three-member committee is recommending adequate compensation for the families of the victims.

Abdul Nasir Yusif and Murtala Suraj Mohammed died in the melee, while Louis Ayikpa, 20; Awal Misbau, 16; and Nasif Nuhu, 30; were injured.

The 55-page report however, did not make any recommendations for Kaaka’s family except to say that “Our findings show that, the death of Mohammed Ibrahim aka “Kaaka” and the mishandling of same, was the trigger point for the riots that followed.”

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“Meanwhile, the maximum application of force, worsened the situation. We hope that the ongoing investigations into the death of “Kaaka” would be expedited and the culprit(s) brought to book,” the report said.

The committee said families of the deceased and those that got injured deserved adequate compensation, and added “these are the names known to the Committee.”

The committee also recommended the immediate transfer of the District Police Commander of Ejura, DSP Philip Kojo Hammond, first for his incompetence in handling the situation and for the fact that, his relationship with the community seems to have been damaged beyond repair.

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