The Chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, Barima Osei Hwedie II, has appealed for the minister establishment of a military detachment in the town.
The chief who is also the Head of Protocol at the office of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia made the Appeal to Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery during the minister’s courtesy call on the Chief over the murderous gunning down of two young men in the town by irate soldiers deployed to the town during a street protest to express displeasure at an earlier lynching of famous social media activist from the town “Macho Kaaka”.
The soldiers who opened sporadic fire on the protestors without warning also injured several others, including women and children.
It is therefore curious that the tone-deaf chief is asking for a military detachment to the town after the incident.
According to Barima Osei Hwedie II, a military detachment in the area would reduce violent crimes.
Also, he noted that the place was a political hotbed and becomes very violent during election seasons.
The Interior Minister had called on the Chief at his palace together with the Ashanti Regional Security Council.
Later the entourage had visited the families of two persons who were shot dead as well as those injured by the military during a demonstration to seek justice for lynched social media activist Ibrahim “Kaaka” Mohammed.
In a rather inexplicable gesture, the minister donated GHS7, 000 each to the bereaved families.
So far, the murderous soldiers have not been reprimanded as the security agencies increasingly become terror gangs that have audaciously killed and maimed several civilians in the past four years without a single punishment meted out to them.