Akufo-Addo has directed that the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, conduct a public enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the shooting and killing of two demonstrators in Ejura on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, with immediate effect.
On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, the President issued a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at Flagstaff House, stating that the Interior Minister is to present a thorough report from the investigation, as well as suggestions for appropriate action.
On July 9, the Interior Minister had 10 days to submit a report to President Akufo-Addo.
The President also sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the three people who died.
Ibrahim Mohammed, alias Kaaka, Abdul Nasir Yussif, and Murtala Mohammed are among those who have died.
He also wished the injured person a quick recovery.
Following the burial of Ibrahim Mohammed alias Kaaka at Mempeasem cemetery in Ejura on Tuesday after he was attacked by an unknown mob, there was a disturbance in Ejura.
Following his burial on Tuesday, a group of enraged youngsters stopped the main Ejura Atebubu road, obstructing traffic and demonstrating their desire for justice for their colleague.
The police arrived with military reinforcements to calm the situation, but the enraged teenagers attacked the security personnel with a variety of weapons, including pistols, clubs, machetes, and stones, according to the police.
Security personnel opened fire into the throng, killing two people and injured seven more.
A number of Ghanaians have turned to social media to denounce the security personnel’s behaviour.