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Family of Kaaka hints of legal action against Ejura Committee

Family of Kaaka hints of legal action against Ejura Committee
Family of Kaaka hints of legal action against Ejura Committee
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The three-member committee that heard accounts of events that led to the death of three protestors in Ejura in the Ashanti region in June may soon be dragged to court.

The family Ibrahim Mohammed alias Kaaka Macho, the social media activist whose attack and subsequent death led to the death of the three protestors, say it is considering legal action against members of the ministerial committee over the contents of their report.

The family told journalists at a press briefing on Monday, that some of the conclusions and recommendations by the committee wrong indict the family.

The spokesperson for the family, Abdul Nafiu Mohammed, said the committee was wrong to suggest that Kaaka was killed due to a family feud rather than his social media activism.

The family is also convinced that the Justice George Kingsley Koomson-led committee was not mandated to investigate the death of their relative but the cause of the death of the three protestors who were agitated by police handling of threats made on the life of Kaaka before he was attacked.

“We are disappointed that a committee charged with such an important national duty so shamefully failed to uphold the most basic value of impartiality and due diligence.

“We are also disappointed that a committee supposedly chaired by a Justice of the Court of Appeal failed to show the minimum level of legal awareness and a sense of judicial restraint.

“Instead, the committee completely abandoned the due process and showed zero respect for the fair trial rights of persons currently arrested in connection with the police inquiry into the death of Kaaka.

“We take this as sufficient evidence of their lack of integrity and their insensitivity,” the family's spokesperson said.
Mr Mohammed also revealed that the family will file a formal police complaint against one Aminu Mohammed regarding the allegation of bribery and corruption he made against the mother of Kaaka and the Ejura Police.

Mr Mohammed said the family will request another audience with the Inspector-General of Police to highlight their displeasure with the investigations into Kaaka’s murder.

Kaaka died on Monday, June 28, 2021, after he was attacked by unknown assailants while returning home from an event he attended in the area.

Earlier reports suggested that Kaaka was killed because of his social activism, which some persons felt was making the government unpopular, but police reports suggest otherwise after three people including his brother were arrested and put before the court over the killing.

The Interior Ministry subsequently constituted a three-member committee chaired by Justice George Kingsley Koomson to probe the issue and make recommendations.

The Committee was chaired by Justice George Kingsley Koomson, an Appeal Court Judge and other members of the Committee were Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a Security Expert, and Ms Juliet A. Amoah, Executive Director of Penplusbytes and Ms Marie Louise Simmonds, Principal State Attorney as the Secretary to the Committee.