Sadia Fuseini, a tenant took her turn to today, July 13, 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.
She disclosed to the committee that she saw Muhammed Iddi, the elder brother of slain social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed around the crime scene but vanished into the tin air before his hospitalization and subsequent death.
According to her, she saw Kaaka’s elder brother dragging him the house but the light went off and Muhammed Iddi was nowhere to be found.
Iddi Muhammed was arrested shortly after the death as a third suspect, and is still in police custody, assisting in investigations after they were remanded.
Some believe that the killing of Ibrahim Muhammed may be political, as his family has claimed that he had received several threats due to his activism on social media that some felt was making the government unpopular.
Testifying before the committee, Mrs. Fuseini, who has lived in the same house with Kaaka’s family for nearly 19 years, recounted what she saw on that night, explaining that she was initially reluctant to share the information with anyone because she was scared that no one will believe her since Iddi Mohammed is Kaaka’s brother.
Speaking through an interpreter, she said; “I was in my room preparing to start my prayers when I heard the sound of Kaaka’s motorbike approaching the house. I suddenly heard a loud noise which sounded like the sound of the motorbike falling down, so I stopped what I was doing to try and observe what was going on. I heard someone groaning, so I came out to see exactly what was happening, and I saw Kaaka’s elder brother dragging him by his hand towards the bathroom, where the light suddenly went off.”
“So I rushed and knocked on the door of Kaaka’s wife to inform her. After knocking, I turned and saw Baba Iddi [Kaak’s brother] leaving the compound. A neighbour, who had heard me shouting and knocking at Sahada’s [Kaak’s wife] door, came out to see what was happening. She met Baba Iddi exiting the compound when she was coming towards me.”
“I was reluctant to mention what I saw to anyone because Iddi is a relative to the family, so I was praying that Kaaka will recover so that he can say that it was his brother who caused that harm to him, but he didn’t. Prior to that, I had called my husband and narrated everything to him. After Kaaka’s death, my husband suggested that I give an account of what I saw, so we went to the police station and reported the matter and Baba Iddi was subsequently arrested,” she added.
Sadia Fuseini said she and her husband have left their home due to threats on their lives for testifying against Kaaka’s brother.