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Police begin investigations into Ejura riots

The Ashanti Regional Police Command says it has commenced investigations into the circumstances leading to the shooting to death of two protestors at Ejura on Tuesday.

Two people, Nasiru Yusif and Murtala Suraj were shot dead while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries after Police/Military officers clashed with rioting youth who were demonstrating and demanding justice following the death of social activist, Muhammed Kaaka Ibrahim.

The police had been firing shots to calm tension after the residents took to the streets.

Addressing the media in Ejura Tuesday evening, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo assured families of the bereaved persons and the public that whoever has been arrested and found culpable will face the full rigours of the law.

Urging for calm as investigations continues, ASP Ahianyo urged the media to be circumspect and report factual information.

“As much as possible give the police information you chance on so that we will all help with speedy investigations.”


According to police, witness accounts show that Ibrahim Muhammed was ambushed in front of his house when he was returning home on his motorbike at about 1:30 am on Sunday, 27th June 2021.

He was subsequently rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi where he was put on oxygen until he passed Monday afternoon.

Ibrahim Muhammed was noted to be a known voice on both local and national issues using his Facebook page.

Unconfirmed reports suggest he’s a member of the Economic Fighters League and recently the #FixTheCountry movement.

Earlier threats to his life were reported to the police but no action has yet been taken, reports say.

A statement by the protest group said the Police rather warned the deceased to be cautious of his utterances which were deemed to be making the government unpopular.


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