Ejura report: Transfer police commander, compensate bereaved families, says committee

The ministerial committee which investigated the Ejura incident says the police commander should be transferred and finds his handling of the unrest poor

The ministerial committee that investigated the Ejura disturbances in June has recommended the transfer of the police chief in the area, Deputy Superintendent of Police Philip Kojo Hammond.

The civil unrest in Ejura erupted when a social activist, Ibrahim Mohammed “Kaaka”, 45, was attacked by unknown people on 27 June.

He died on Monday (28 June) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, where he was receiving treatment. Security personnel then fired into an angry crowd of young protesters in the town after the funeral of “Kaaka” on 29 June, killing Abdul Nasiw and Muntala Mohammed.

In their report released on Monday (27 September), the three-member committee which investigated the issue said: “The committee recommends the immediate transfer of the district police commander of Ejura, DSP Philip Kojo Hammond, first for his incompetence in handling the situation and for the fact that, his relationship with the community seems to have been damaged beyond repair.”

It added: “We further recommend the structural expansion of the Ejura Police Station and an increase in personnel.”


The committee also recommended “adequate compensation for the families of the two deceased persons, namely Abdul Nasir Yusif and Murtala Suraj Mohammed. Adequate compensation must also be paid to other injured persons, namely Louis Ayikpa (20 years), Awal Misbau (16 years) and Nasif Nuhu (30 years).”

Below is the full report of the committee:

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