Justice Koomson Committee presents report on Ejura disturbances to Interior Minister

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    The Justice Koomson Committee of Inquiry has presented its report to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery.

    The presentation was done on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the conference room of the Ministry of Interior, after completing its work on July 9, 2021.

    It held public hearings for two weeks from witnesses including journalists, police officers, military officers, and political appointees who were relevant to the case.

    The chairman of the Committee, Justice George Koomson stated that “I want to let you know that we attached serious importance to the work and dedicated ourselves to all issues with meticulous attention and details.”

    He further enjoined the government to commit to the recommendations offered and implement them accordingly.

    “Having assured ourselves after listening to 22 witnesses and reviewed volumes of documents including audio and videos, we have come with our findings and proffered some recommendations. And we hope the government through your good self will give a good ear to them and try to accept and implement them,” he told the Interior Minister.

    The Committee’s work was instituted at the directive from President Akufo Addo to the Interior Ministry, for a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the killing of two people and the injuring of some four others by soldiers. These occurred in the aftermath of protests by youth in Ejura, over the killing of Ibrahim Muhammed.

    The Interior Ministry charged a three-member committee comprising Justice George Koomson, Vladimir Antwi Danso, and Juliet Amoah to subsequently conduct this probe and submit its findings accordingly.