Social media activist, Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed died yesterday at Ejura after a mob attacked him.
This has mainly been described as a hate crime that saw him murdered because he was vocal in calling the government out on developmental issues concerning the town.
The youth and his friends of Kaaka at Ejura threatened to avenge his death if the police failed to issue the arrest on the perpetrators.
However with the intervention of Ibrahim’s family, the angry youth gave the police an ultimatum of two days else they’ll retaliate.
Earlier this morning, there was a protest at Ejura where the youth stormed into the police station demanding update on the investigation on the killers of Kaaka.
Although the police told them they have arrested two people in connection to the crime, the agitated protestors said it was just a façade.
The youth described the deceased as a crusader for the community who speaks truth to power and requests for developmental projects for the area.
Their actions caused chaos with military intervention and fire opened on them, seeing at least two people shot dead. Joy FM reports that six others have injured out of the clash.
“Three security officials were seen in a horizontal line with a water canon charging on the protestors. The military started shooting into the sky but at some point started shooting into the crowd” myjoyonline.com stated.
Actress Efia Odo among other Fix The Country protestors have been reacting to this developing story.
2 people confirmed dead 6-9 on admission and seriously injured and more are being brought in to the hospital. This is getting serious and chaotic. People should be allowed to express their woes without being physically attacked. This is not the way 😓
— EFIAODO (@Efiaodo1) June 29, 2021
Details of the attack as narrated by victim’s brother
On the dawn of June 25, 2021, at about 1:30 am, as Macho walked home without any shred of feeling he would be attacked, a mob sprang up from the deep of darkness and pounced on him with clubs and stones hitting him multiple times in the head, the goal of the mob by assessing the injuries he sustained was to kill him, 3news,com gathers.
He is said to have shouted for help which drew the attention of some residents of Sabonline, a Zongo community in the Ejura township but the arrival of witnesses was too late as Macho was lying unconscious upon their gathering.
Macho Kaaka was said to have been quickly rushed to the Ejura Sekyeredumase District Hospital but there was little the hospital staff could do considering the level of his injuries and fearing for his life, he was immediately bound to an ambulance and transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the regional capital Kumasi for further treatment.
According to the brother of the victim, after initial x-ray examinations were done on his fractured skull, he was scheduled for an immediate surgical procedure to remove clotted blood from some fissures of his cranium.