17th May 2024

The late Ibrahim Mohammed, aka Kaaka Macho

The chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, Barima Osei Hwedie II, has appealed to the youth in the area to remain calm in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting incident, which claimed two lives and injured four.

“It is unfortunate we have lost two precious lives; however, it is incumbent on our youth to exercise restraint,” the chief told the media at Ejura.

Barima Osei Hwedie called on the National Security Council to commission thorough investigations into the issue.

“We are demanding that justice be served in this issue,” he noted.

Disturbance

The incident was triggered by the death of one Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka, 45, who was reportedly brutally assaulted, while returning home on a motorbike, on Saturday night, June 26.

He died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) on Monday, where he had been transferred, after being rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital.

A statement issued by the Ashanti Regional Police Command said two suspects, Ibrahim Issaka, alias Anyaas, and Fuseini Alhassan, had been arrested in connection with the murder of Kaaka.

The deceased has since been buried in line with Islamic tradition.

What was intended to be a peaceful demonstration, following the burial of Kaaka’s mortal remains, turned violent as some of the aggrieved youth decided to vent their spleen on anything on sight.

In the ensuing mayhem, military/police combined team detailed to maintain order reportedly shot to disperse the crowd, resulting in the death of the two.

Four other persons who sustained gunshot wounds are currently on admission at the hospital.

Calm restored

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has beefed up security in the town to restore calm and order.

Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo, in a media briefing, said in spite of the relative calm, the authorities were not taking chances.

“The Ghana Police Command and representatives of the National Security Council as well as traditional authorities have met the leadership of Dagomba-Line to impress on the aggrieved youth to remain calm,” he noted.

The Police Command, according to him, had opened investigations into the issue.

Some aggrieved youth of Ejura demonstrated over the death of Kaaka

Credit: GNA

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