Two persons have been reported dead while nine others have been injured when a cross-section of the people in the Ejura, Ashanti region clashed with the police over the protest against the killing of a Social Activist in the area, Ibrahim Mohammed.
The police started shooting when some of the protestors began to throw stones at the police who were there to ensure the protection of life and property.
According to the Kontihene of Ejura, who visited the affected persons at the Ejura Government Hospital, two persons have been confirmed dead, while nine persons are critically injured.
“They went overboard and started throwing stones and pebbles at the security vans and they [the security personnel] also returned fire,” the Kontihene said.
Some persons sustained gunshot wounds after the police fired shots to disperse the crowd.
The Kontihene further urged residents to remain calm amidst their appeals for justice.
“All that I am telling my people is that we are not fighting the security agencies. We want justice for the dead,” he said.
Ibrahim Muhammed died after he was attacked by a mob when he was returning home on his motorbike on Sunday.
He was rushed to the Ejura Government Hospital and later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where he died at midday on Monday.
Police administration in the Ashanti Region has since arrested two persons in connection with his death.