The Chief of Ejura Traditional Council Barimah Osei Hwedie II has organized a one year anniversary prayer for the victims who lost their lives in the Ejura Shooting incident.

The special prayer which was held in collaboration with Ejura Zongo chiefs on Friday June 24 2022,was to pray for perpetual peace and tranquility for the victims in the unfortunate incident.

Barimah Osei Hwedie II in his speech read on his behalf by Ejuranifahene Nana Osei Kwadwo Ansebie II said the commemorative even serves as a grim reminder to the Ejura citizens to keep to the resolution that never again will such killings occure in the area.

“It was a terrible tragedy, and we remain heartbroken for families who lost thier children, friends and fathers”. He said.
” This prayer event was born out of my unwavering commitment to see to it that Ejura residents are living in peace and harmony”

He expressed gratitude to the president of the republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and his vice Dr Alhjai Mahamadu Bawumia and the National Security Ministry, Interior Ministry for suporting the Ejura Traditional Area since the shooting incident.

The Spokesperson for Ejura Zongo chiefs, Alhjai Kadri on behalf of the Ejura Zongo Community described the event as a catalyst to ensuring peace in the area.

He disclosed that Ejurahene Barima Osei Hwedie II single handedly sponsored the entire prayer event with about GHs 10,000 and one fat cow proven that hes indeed concerned about the lives lost in during the shooting.

“Honestly we at the Zongo communities at very grateful to Barima Osei Hwedie II for his unprecedented support, he has constantly showed that he cares for all residents of Ejura”

We all have resolved to live in peace and also support his reign for him to bring massive development to Ejura and its environs.

Background

Some youth of Ejura on Monday, June 28, 2021, took to the streets to protest an alleged mob attack that lead to the death of Ibrahim Mohamed Kaaka, a social media activist in the area.

The military men who were deployed to ensure security are reported to have shot into a protesting crowd leaving two dead with four others with gunshot wounds.

The two, Mutala Mohammed and Abdul Nasiru Usif, tragically died in the protest.

Following the melee, a three-member committee of inquiry was set up by the Minister of Interior to probe the underlying issues.

After 22 witnesses, 555 pictures in soft copies, 117 videos evidence, eight documentary evidence, two written statements and two physical evidence, the committee chaired by Appeals Court judge, Justice George Kingsley Koomson concluded its investigation on July 16, 2021.

The committee on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, presented its recommendations to Ambrose Dery, the Minister of Interior

Government subsequently presented GHs 50,000 to the two families of the victims as compensation.

 

By Kwame Agyenim Boateng (Nana kokooto Otec fm)

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