The Ashanti Regional Police Command has commenced investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the violent clashes between the youth and security personnel, leading to the death of two and injury of four including a Military Lieutenant.
According to the Police, preliminary investigation shows that following the burial if Ibrahim Mohammed Alisa Kaaka at Mempeasem cemetery at Ejura on June 29, 2021, some irate youth blocked the main Ejura Atebubu road impeding traffic.
The Police moved in with military reinforcement to quell the situation but the irate youth charged on the security officers with all manner of implements including firearms, clubs machetes and stones. The security officials fired shots to disperse the angry mob who failed to retreat but rather massed up at all corners.
The death and injuries were recorded in the process. The security situation as at 3pm is calm. However, security has been reinforced to ensure stability.
The Regional Command has also taken over investigation into the murder of Kaaka and appeals to all who have credible information to share with the Command at the Central Police Station, Kumasi.
Police arrest two suspects
Police in the Ashanti Region arrested two persons in connection with the killing of Ibrahim Muhammed aka Kaaka, a social activist in Ejura.
The suspects have been identified as Ibrahim Isaka and Fuseini Alhassan.
“Both were arrested at about 10:45 pm on Monday, 28th June 2021, following police intelligence,” Godwin Ahianyo, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO said.
According to police, “witness accounts show that the [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.”
After the attack, he was rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital and later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died at midday on Monday.
Sahada Hudu, Ibrahim Muhammed’s widow, found him in a pool of blood after the attack.
“I thought my husband was driving away goats from the house at the time. Little did I know that he was being attacked. We saw him in a pool of blood. The people bolted as soon as we opened the door to check what was happening,” she recounted to Citi News after his death.
Ibrahim Muhammed, aged 45, 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.
His last activity on Facebook was to share a post criticising the arrest of 15 members of the #TheFixCountry at the High Court Complex on June 25.
The Economic Fighters League in a statement said “justice must be served for Kaaka, for we are all Kaaka.”