The Ashanti regional police command has commenced investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding the violent clashes between the youth of Ejura and a combined team of police and army personnel that led to the death of two people and the injury of at least four others, including a military lieutenant.
In a statement, the police said its preliminary investigation shows that following the burial of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka at Mempeasem cemetery at Ejura today, Tuesday, 29 June 2021, some irate youth blocked the main Ejura Atebubu road, thus, impeding traffic flow.
The police moved in with military reinforcement to quell the situation but the irate youth charged the security officers with all manner of implements including firearms, clubs, machetes, and stones.
The security officials fired into the crowd to disperse the angry mob, who failed to retreat but rather messed up in all corners.
The death and injuries were recorded in the process.
The security situation as of 3:30 pm, according to the police, is calm.
However, security has been reinforced to ensure total stability.
The regional command has also taken over the investigation into the murder of Kaaka and has appealed to anyone who has credible information to share with the command at the Central Police Station, Kumasi, or call 0299207770.
“The strictest confidentially is assured,” the police said.
The command also appealed to everyone, especially the youth of Ejura, to remain calm and also called on the traditional and opinion leaders to call for restraint to avert an escalation.
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