Govt pays GH¢1.2m compensation to 3 victims of Ejura shooting

 The government on Wednesday presented GH¢1,218,897 as compen­sation to three victims who were injured in the shooting incident at Ejura in the Ashanti Region on June 29, 2021.

Nazif Nuhu, 31, received GH¢192,425, while Louis Ayikpa, 22, got GH¢ 347,953, with Awal Mesbawu, 17, receiving GH¢ 678,519 respectively.

Presenting the monies at a brief event held at Ejura Palace on Wednesday, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Interior, Ms Ade­laide Annor-Kumi, said the three victims were compensated accord­ing to the degree of damage caused to them.

Chief of Ejura Traditional Area, Barima Osei Hwedie II, commend­ed the government for the swift intervention.

He praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia for prioritising the welfare of Ejura.

There was uproar in Ejura on June 29 2021, after the murder, by some thugs, of a 45- year- old social media activist, Ibrahim Mohammed, also known as Kaaka.

Kaaka was said to have been badly assaulted by some thugs on June 26, 2021 close to his house at Dagomba line in Ejura.

He died on June 28, 2021 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, in Kumasi.

Following his burial, the youth in the town embarked on a demonstra­tion to demand justice and were met by shooting from the military who were sent to restore calm, killing two and wounding several others in the process.

The deceased were Mutala Mo­hammed and Abdul Nasir Yusif.


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