#FixTheCountry Demos: Ghana president directs for probe into activists’ killing, opposition demands for justice

Ghana president directs for probe into activists’ killing, opposition demands for justice. [Image: Courtesy]
GHANA — President Nana Akuffo-Addo has issued a notice directing the minister of Interior, Honorable Ambrose Dery to conduct a public inquiry into Tuesday 29 occurrences that led to death of three protestors.

Ibrahim Mohammed alias Kaaka died after being attacked at his home in Ejura on Sunday night, when armed attackers clubbed him on his head.

Area police said they have started investigating the killing to establish if it was connected to his work as a journalist or his activism under the #FixTheCountry movement.

The other two identified as Abdul Nasir Yussif and Murtala Mohammed, are said to have died after they were shot following a scuffle between the military, police and protestors. Other people were also injured during the unfortunate event.

President Akufo has further asked the interior minister to provide him with a detailed report into the inquiry, with recommendations for immediate action by July, 9 2021.

The president’s directive comes at a time when the country’s main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) issued a notice to the police vowing to protest against the killings.

“This is to notify you that the NDC through its Youth Wing will hold a demonstration and street protest dubbed ‘A March for Justice’ in Accra on Tuesday, 6th July 2021 from 8:00 am in the morning to mid-day.”

#FixTheCountry is a campaign propelled predominantly by youth who are calling on the government to improve the living standards of Ghanaians.

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