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Ejura Killings: Family members denied claims deceased was among the demonstrators

Family members of Murtala Mohammed, one of the young men who were shot dead in Ejura in the Ashanti Region, have refuted claims that the deceased was among the demonstrators who possibly had guns.

The Commanding Officer of the 4th Infantry Battalion, Lt. Col. Kwesi Ware Peprah, who appeared before the Justice Koomson Committee of inquiry alleged says he suspects some casualties of the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region last week, may have been hit by gunshots from the protesting youth.

According to him, some protesters also fired shots during the disturbances.

The General Officer Commanding of the Central Command, Brigadier General Joseph Aphour,  who appeared before the committee early on, had said the personnel were compelled to fire into the protesters after gunshots were fired from among them.

But According to the family of one of the deceased protesters, such claims are unfounded.

“They are trying to portray the image that the demonstrators were wielding guns. Our relative has also been tagged as a protester, and our fear is that they can conclude that Murtala was also with a gun.”

Source: CNR

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