Ejura murder: Catholic Priest urges Ghanaians to rise up and demonstrate against social injustices

Following the reported death of a “fix the country” campaigner, which incident occurred on Saturday June 26, 2021, a Reverend Father, Ignatius James Yaw Amponsah, has urged Ghanaians to not relent from the campaign to address issues confronting the country.

On the said date, the social activist, Kaaka Anyaas Ibrahim, popularly known as Macho Kaka in Ejura, Ashanti Region, was attacked and brutalised in the wee hours of the day by some mobs believed to be residents of the community.

Macho Kaka was known for his usual coverage of developmental issues including dilapidated structures, poor sanitation, abandoned projects and more, on his social media platforms.

However, according to the victim’s wife, his actions did not sit well with some members of the community presumed to be New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters, who supposed that his actions were making the party unpopular and allegedly threatened to kill him, should he continue to do same.

“Before the attack, he [Macho Kaka] told me that someone had warned him against posting some issues on social media. I even warned him to stop since that could lead to his death, but he wouldn’t listen,” Madam Zahada Hudu, the late Macho Kaka’s wife, told an Accra-based radio station Citi FM.

He was reportedly beaten and struck with battons until he lost consciousness while his family and neighbours were indoors sleeping. “In the early hours of Saturday, we heard a loud noise in the house. I thought my husband was chasing away goats because he usually did that. Little did I know that he was being attacked. We saw him in a pool of blood, and the perpetrators dashed out when we came out,” the bereaved woman added.

But reacting to the news, Rev. Fr. Ignatius said the country must be delivered from the hands of people who profess democracy but do not uphold its values.

He said: “Hello Ghanaians, let the gruesome murder of the #fixthecountry campaigner, by those who do not believe in democracy, be a spring board for Ghanaians, to rise up and pour onto the streets and demonstrate to deliver Ghana from the hands of those, who profess democracy, but do not believe in democracy.”

However, prior to the incident, a letter sighted by Faithnewsgh and addressed to Kaaka Anyass Ibrahim, presumably Macho Kaaka, dated June 15, 2021 noted that he was reported for “offensive behavior” which deserved punishment but was cautioned not to repeat same else he would be prosecuted.

The letter, signed by the Ejura Deputy Superintendent of Police read in part: “I have decided that no further action will be taken in this case, but you are informed that, if you are reported again, it may be necessary to take proceedings against you in respect to the latter case.”

Meanwhile, two suspects have been arrested on Monday June 28, 2021 at about 10:45pm, in connection with Kaaka’s murder. They are Ibrahim Issaka alias ‘Anyaas’ and Fuseini Alhassan.

The two are currently in police custody while investigations continue, according to police report.

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