Ejura killing: Their work is unsatisfactory, they didn’t consult me– Minister decend on committee probing Ejura killing
Member of Parliament for Ejura Sekyedumase, Alhaji Bawa Braimah Mohammed, believes he has been sidelined amid attempts to probe the disturbances in Ejura that has saw the death of two people.
Speaking to Citi News, he described the work of the three-member committee probing the violence as unsatisfactory.
“The way we are going about the resolution of the matters to me is not satisfactory. Ever since this matter came, nobody has consulted me in terms of the resolution of the issue,” Mr. Mohammed said.
The MP complained that he being neglected stretched back to when the Interior Minister visited Ejura.
“Even when he [the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery] came, they did not look for me. The following day the Vice President was in the constituency and nobody invited me.”
He also suggested that he should have been invited to give testimony before the committee probing the disturbances.
“In such conflict resolution situation, you don’t exclude a major stakeholder like the Member of Parliament,” Mr. Mohammed said.
The violence in Ejura occurred during protests that followed the death of Ibrahim Muhammed.
Ibrahim Muhammed, alias Kaaka Macho, died after he was attacked by unknown assailants on June 27 while returning home.
He’s believed to have been killed because he was critical of the government.
In his earlier comments on the matter, the MP had demanded a full-scale probe into the killing of two persons after soldiers had arrived to help police quell the protests, during which four other persons sustained varying gunshot wounds.
He had also wanted to summon the security chiefs to appear before Parliament to answer questions regarding the incident.
The MP had also demanded that the government pays the full medical bills of the wounded victims of the Ejura shooting incident and compensate them adequately.
He complained that injured victims had been abandoned by the government whilst only focusing on the deceased.