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Be Circumspect In Your Reportage-Ashanti Region Police Commander Slams Ghanaian Media   

Ashanti Region Police Commander

Ashanti Region Deputy Police Commander, DCOP  David Agyemanh Adjem has admonished Ghanaian media practitioners to be circumspect in their reportage about security issues in order not to disturb the peace and democracy Ghanaians have enjoyed for so many years 

 “It’s very frightening for the media to publicize issues like what happened at Ejura without consulting the Police”, He said 

  At the Ejura Shooting Inquiry Committee Sitting, DCOP David Agyemanh Adjem confirmed to the committee that they have gotten an eyewitness to brief the Police how Ibrahim Mohammed Popularly known as Kaaka was killed 

 DCOP David  Agyemang Adjem also stated that the protestors were carrying weapons and were firing and throwing stones at the police and military. 


The Ejura Municipal Police Commander Asp Philip Hammond also appeared before the committee to give what he saw when the incident occurred. 

 The Battalion Commander, Lt Col Kwasi Ware Peprah also appeared before the Committee and refuted the claim by a cross-section of Ghanaians that the military decided to kill those who were protesting against the gruesome murder of Ibrahim Mohammed popularly known as Kaaka in Ejura in the Ashanti Region 

Lt Col Peprah described the death of two people when security operatives clashed with some protesting youth in Ejura on Tuesday, June 29 as unfortunate 

Appearing before the three-member committee investigating the disturbance which also led to the injury of four others on Wednesday, Lt Col Peprah said the aim of the military when they got to the scene was not to kill. 

According to him, if that was the intention of the security personnel “we would have gotten not less than 100 people dying. It is just unfortunate [people died].” 

 The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Akufo-Addo directed the Interior Minister to constitute a committee to probe the killings that occurred at Ejura and the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery per the directive of the President named a 3-member committee; tasked them to conduct a public enquiry into the shooting and killing transpired at Ejura in the Ashanti Region which led to the death of a social media activist and two protesters.

Ambrose Dery announced the names when he visited Ejura on Thursday, July 1, 2021. 

“In line with the President’s directive, I have set up a three-member ministerial committee to conduct a public enquiry into the unfortunate occurrences on Tuesday, June 29, 2021”. 

They are Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice George Kingsley Koomson [Chairman of the committee], Security Analyst, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso and the Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Juliet Amoah. Marie Louise Simmons, a principal State Attorney, will serve as secretary to the committee. 



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