‘You did govt’s bidding to conceal the truth’-NDC jabs Ejura C’ttee
National Democratic Congress, NDC has launched attacks on the Justice George Koomson-led Committee accusing the latter of deliberately helping government to conceal the truth in the state-sponsored shootings and killing of Ejura protestors.
The opposition party has gone after the Justice George Koomson-chaired Committee that examined heartbreaking and chaotic scenes at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, blaming the committee membership for compiling ill-conceived report to escape state-sponsored culprits from being punished.
Protest by Ejura unarmed residents prompted shootings and killing of two persons during which one other two were wounded by the military at an area already at the point of grieving the sudden demise of Kaaka.
This prompted the setting up of the committee by Interior Minister Ambrose Dery and has since followed through with its job and presented the report yet connecting the killing of Kaaka to his family quarrel.
This has gotten a reaction from Kaaka’s Family, the NDC and individuals who smell a rat and excessive craving by the committee to bury the truth to please delegating authority.
As indicated by NDC, albeit the committee had no order to decide the reason for Social Media Activist Ibrahim Mohammed referred to in private life as Kaaka’s frightful homicide, it intentionally connected his demise to family conflict.
Talking at public interview on Tuesday 5 October 2021 in Accra, National Communication Officer of NDC Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi said “Wrongdoing has no expiring date, indicating that the party will treat the matter with seriousness if they take over the reigns of power “.
For the NDC, the Koomson-chaired Committee report is unreasonable, abnormal and has practically zero premise without fundamental standards of law by a committee led by a learned Justice of Appeal Court.
“Indeed, even non-attorneys realize that you can’t pass decision of culpability on somebody without giving him an opportunity to explain in accordance with methodology recommended in law. Be that as it may, the committee led by Justice of Appeal Court is connecting the demise of Kaaka to family quarrel without proof”.
As far as it matters for him, MP for Ejura has called on the committee to “unveil where they got the untruthful report from or remains in the bad books of Ejura on the grounds that the decision of his constituents on the report is that of a wretched and trashy work”.
The NDC is additionally requesting the sacking of Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah and Ejura Regional Police Commander DSP Philip Kojo Hammond over the shootings and killings of unarmed folks at Ejura.
As per National Communication Officer of the NDC Sammy Gyamfi, the Regional Minister showed no good instinct in the arrangement of police and military to shoot and killed Ejura unarmed people.
He let the media know that “It’s our view that the discoveries of the committee is a theoretical guess and deception. We agree with Kaaka’s Family that the report is fake”.
For NDC “Reckless soldiers led by Lt. Matthew Opoku Aduse should be indicted for killing shooting innocent Ejura people”.
Gyamfi noticed that “We in the NDC hold the view that the careless Simon Osei-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister and Ejura Regional Police Commander DSP Philip Kojo Hammond should be sacked including other military officers, whose activities prompted the killing of unguilty Ejura residents”.
In the mean time, the Family of Kaaka is blaming the police for stalling investigations pertaining to Kaaka’s demise.
For the Family, “They are disillusioned in the police who are engaged in feet dragging in the line of investigation. They’ve sat idle. We’re upset with regards to the police. 90 days after his death, the police is now visiting the crime scene”.