The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Working Towards the Promotion of Good Governance, Human Rights and Public Accountability in Ghana, is calling on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the Ejura killings and cause the criminal prosecution of all persons found culpable.
The call comes on the back of the killing of two protesters and the injuring of four others by military personnel at Ejura in the Assange Region.
The Coalition in a statement noted that it will be more prudent if an independent body should be given the chance to investigate the killings to gain an intensive report.
“While we commend the President for directing swift investigations into this matter, we are concerned that the use of the Interior Ministry in conducting investigations into matters which involve agencies acting under the authority of the Ministry may compromise the fairness and
integrity of its findings. The Ministry of Interior which may have been complicit in the handling of this unfortunate incident at Ejura Sekyedumase cannot be judges in their own cause.”
“It is only proper that an independent body conducts investigations into this matter. In this respect, we call on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) under whose mandate this matter which involves excessive abuses of human rights squarely falls, to thoroughly investigate this incident and cause the criminal prosecution of all persons found culpable,” the statement noted.