Bawumia, Chief Imam arrive at Ejura

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the National Chief Imam, Sheik Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu have arrived in Ejura following the killings that took place there on Tuesday.

The two leaders are expected to meet the bereaved families and also engage the youth and opinion leaders of the community as part of efforts to restore calm.

Two residents who were part of a group of street protestors against the killing of a social activist in the community, Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed, were shot dead by security personnel who had been deployed to restore calm.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has admitted he deployed the security personnel to the community based on intelligence he gathered that the youth had plans to burn down some public installations.

Meanwhile, government has named a 3-member Committee of Inquiry, which will conduct an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the killings.

The 3-member committee comprise of Justice George Kingsley Koomson, a justice of the Court of Appeal, as chair; Security and International Relations Expert, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, and the Executive Director of Penplusbyte, Miss Juliet A. Amoah.

The 3-members committee was set up upon the directive of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. They will answer to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery.

But a Security Analyst, Dr. Ishmael Norman has said that Ambrose Dery is a person of interest to the probe, because he needs to answer why police personnel went to Ejura firing guns, so it is an anomaly for the probe to be under his purview.

He wants a full-blown independent Commission of Inquiry to be set up to probe the shooting incident.

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