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“We do not trust the committee, we shall not appear before it to testify” – Kaaka’s family snub Ejura Committee

The family of the late social activist, Ibrahim Muhammed, alias Kaaka, whose murder by assailants sparked protest in Ejura, Ashanti Region, has informed the Committee of Inquiry investigating the circumstances of his death and the events that followed that they will not participate in the ongoing hearings.

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In statement, the family stated that recent events have left them “less certain of the scope, focus, true intent, and even the utility of the ongoing inquiry.”

The family representatives were scheduled to appear alongside other witnesses on Friday, July 10, 2021.

The statement signed by the family’s Spokesperson, Nafiu Mohammed, said the family feels let down in the committee’s work in the past couple of days, adding that what they hoped would’ve been  “a much-needed opportunity for truth, soul-searching and institutional accountability for state-sanctioned violence,” has not met their expectation, hence their decision to opt-out.

“We, the family of Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, regret to formally notify you of our decision to not participate in the ongoing public inquisition, which is purportedly concerned with the “circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences of Tuesday, 29th June 2021”.

“However, events over the past few days, have left less certain of the scope, focus, real intent and even utility of the ongoing inquiry. As such, we feel let down in our enthusiasm for what we assumed would provide a much-needed opportunity for truth, soul-searching and institutional accountability for state-sanctioned violence.” the statement added.

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