The three-member committee that probed the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region months ago has recommended compensation for families whose relatives died during the unrest.
In addition, persons who were injured during the incident are to also receive compensation.
These were contained in the committee of inquiry’s report, which was published on Monday, September 27, 2021.
It specifically named two deceased persons and three others injured to benefit from the indemnification.
“The Committee recommends adequate compensation for the families of two deceased persons, namely, Abdul Nasir Yusif and Murtala Suraj Mohammed.”
“Adequate compensation must also be paid to other injured persons namely, Louis Ayikpa (20years), Awal Misbau (16 years) and Nasif Nuhu (30 years). These are the names known to the Committee”, the recommendations read in part.
Among other things, the report recommended the removal of the MCE for the area, who already pulled out of the race for a new MCE for the area.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, earlier in July 2021, directed the Interior Ministry to conduct a public inquiry following the killing of two persons and injuries to four others by soldiers during a protest against the killing of a social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed, popularly known as Kaaka Macho.
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.