The National Peace Council has, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Rev Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi, expressed “grave concern that three Ghanaians have lost their lives” in the recent disturbances in Ejura, Ashanti Region.
Two of the victims were shot by soldiers, as hundreds of irate youth demonstrated to demand justice for lynched social media activist Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed.
“The council condemns this unfortunate incident and calls on the relevant agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the matter without delay”, the statement from the Peace Council said.
The council noted, “with appreciation, the president’s directive” to the minister for the interior, “to conduct a public inquiry into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences”, saying: “We encourage the proposed committee to work within the terms of reference”.
Below is the full statement: