Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has reminded President Nana Akufo-Addo that he would be remembered for the many things happening under his watch, adding that nobody must die for protesting for a better Ghana.
Ms Nelson’s remarks come on the back of the killing of two protesters by a combined police and military team as they marched in anger on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, a day after the mob killing of local social media activist Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed.
Four other protesters also got injured in the clash between the demonstrators and the security personnel.
Reacting to this, Ms Nelson, who is vociferous on national issues, tweeted: “Mr President @NAkufoAddo you will be remembered for the many things happening under your watch. Nobody must die for protesting for A BETTER GHANA”.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti regional police command has commenced investigations to establish the circumstances surrounding the violent clash.
In a statement, the police said its preliminary investigation shows that following the burial of Ibrahim Mohammed aka Kaaka at Mempeasem cemetery at Ejura on Tuesday, some irate youth blocked the main Ejura Atebubu road, thus, impeding traffic flow.
The police moved in with military reinforcement to quell the situation but the irate youth charged on the security officers with all manner of implements including firearms, clubs, machetes and stones.
The security officials fired into the crowd to disperse the angry mob, who failed to retreat but rather massed up in all corners.
The death and injuries were recorded in the process.
The security situation as of 3:30 pm, according to the police, is calm.
However, security has been reinforced to ensure total stability.
The regional command has also taken over the investigation into the murder of Kaaka and has appealed to anyone who has credible information to share with the command at the Central Police Station, Kumasi or call 0299207770.
“The strictest confidentially is assured,” the police said.
The command also appealed to everyone, especially the youth of Ejura, to remain calm and also called on the traditional and opinion leaders to call for restraint to avert an escalation.