Sa’adatu Hudu, the wife of Ibrahim Mohammed alias Macho Kaaka took her turn today, July 12, 2021 to testify before the three-member ministerial committee tasked to conduct a public enquiry into the disturbances recorded at Ejura in the Ashanti Region which led to the death of a social media activist and two protesters.
The wife of the late social activist asked the mandate of the three-member ministerial committee over who is probing the death of her husband.
“Before I testify, I want to make some inquiries,” she spoke through a translator.
“Is the police conducting investigations regarding the death of my husband or you are investigating the death of my husband?” She asked
Responding to her, the Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice George Kingsley Koomson [Chairman of the committee], said, “That is not the mandate of the committee.”
Testifying to the committee, the wife of the murdered New Patriotic Party (NPP) member said her husband was killed because of his Facebook post on local and national issues that sought to make the Government unpopular.
“My husband was fond of postings things about the party on social media specifically Facebook, base on this some of the members of NPP found fault with him, warned him and threatened him to stop but he replied he wasn’t going to stop because he didn’t do anything bad,” Madam Hudu stated.
She said “My husband is an NPP man, a phone repairer and a fashion designer”
She said they have five children thus the first one is 18 years and in Senior High School Form 1, the second one is in Junior High School Form 3 and is 16-years-old, the third child is also in Primary six and also 12 years, the fourth one is 9-years-old and in Primary 3 and the last born is two and half years old and yet to start school.
The violence in Ejura occurred during protests that followed the death of Ibrahim Muhammed.
Ibrahim Muhammed, alias Kaaka Macho, died after he was attacked by unknown assailants on June 27 while returning home.
He’s believed to have been killed because he was critical of the government.
The 45-year-old was noted to be vocal on both local and national issues using his Facebook page.
Police in the Ashanti Region have since arrested three persons in connection with his death and put them before the court.
Ibrahim Muhammed was buried on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, alongside the two others who died in the protest.
A ministerial committee is currently probing the disturbances. The committee is expected to complete its public hearings on Friday, July 16, 2021.