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UK government joins Ghana to condemn Ejura violence

Through their verified Instagram account, the UK government has written to show solidarity to the family of dead victims of the Ejura-Sekyedumase youth protest. The British Government also condemned the township’s violence.

According to them, although the reports are troubling, Ghanaians must exercise calm to ensure that the agencies in government do their work diligently to ensure justice prevails.

“We are concerned by reports of violence and saddened by the news of deaths in Ejura. Our thoughts are with the families and communities at this time.

“We join with the Government of Ghana in condemning illegal criminal acts of violence and we call for calm to enable emergency services to reach those in need.”

UK government joins Ghana to condemn Ejura violence

Meanwhile President Akufo-Addo has called on the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, to conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of two persons in Ejura on Tuesday, June 29.

A press statement signed by the Ag. Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, indicated that the President has given the Minister, ten days to provide a detailed report of the inquiry.

“The Interior Minister is to provide a detailed report from the inquiry, with recommendations for appropriate action to be taken by July 9, 2021”, parts of the statement read.

The statement is in reaction to the death of two persons and the injury of four others during a protest by the youth of Ejura Sekyedumase, which was disrupted by security operatives on Tuesday morning.

Things turned turbulent as a joint Police and Military team accosted the agitated youth on the streets while demanding justice for late social activist Kaaka Mohammed.

The statement revealed that the President is deeply saddened by the death of Ibrahim Mohammed, alias ‘Kaaka’ and the other two persons who died, namely; Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed. 

“He extends sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,” parts of the statement reads.

Source: Ghana News

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