A younger brother of Ibrahim Mohammed also known as Macho Kaaka has been offering pointers as to why his brother was attacked at dawn on Sunday leading to his death on Monday.
In a radio interview with Citi FM on Monday evening, Zuka Adams, the brother stated that Macho Kaaka was a social activist who was interested in the wellbeing of the Ejura community in the Ashanti Region where he lived.
He said Macho Kaaka had been recording videos on wrongdoings and other issues in Ejura and posted them on social media with the hope that the menace will stop. Through that, he said Macho became very popular in Ejura but received death threats from some people who were not happy with his activism.
He said Macho went ahead and posted a video announcing the death threat against him.
Two suspects have since been picked up by the police in connection with the death of Macho, reports Graphic Online’s Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor from Kumasi.
Macho Kaaka, 45, a resident of Ejura in the Ashanti Region was reportedly attacked by some people.
He died on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi where he was receiving treatment.
The police said the suspects were arrested upon police intelligence and were currently in police custody.
They are Ibrahim Issaka also known as Anyass and Fuseini Alhassan.
They were picked on Monday night [June 28, 2021] around 10:45pm.
According to the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Godwin Ahianyo, the suspects laid ambush in front of the house of the deceased and attacked him when he returned home on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at about 1:30am.
They reportedly inflicted machete wounds on him. Family members also found sticks at the scene of the attack.
He was first sent to the Ejura Government Hospital and was referred to KATH where he died on Monday.
Meanwhile the police have increased their presence in the Ejura township to ensure peace and safety after they quelled a demonstration by the youth Monday night.
Following the announcement of the death of Kaaka, the youth of the town had wanted to go on a demonstration to demand justice for their compatriot.
ASP Ahianyo said police investigations will dig deeper to find out if Kaaka’s attack was related to his activism and whether he was a member of the #FixTheCountry campaign as had been alleged.
The brother, Zuka Adams in the Citi FM interview said Macho Kaaka together with some other family member’s had gathered in one family members house as part of preparations for a marriage ceremony for that family member.
He said it was when Macho left the place on his way home on a motorbike that he was attacked near his house.
He said they suspected it was “political” opponents of Macho Kaaka who attacked him and added it may not necessarily be partisan opposition political party members but it could be members within his own political party – the New Patriotic Party.
He said Macho Kaaka is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ejura.
Below are some of the videos Macho Kaaka posted on social media
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