The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejura in the Ashanti region Mohammed Salisu Bamba has denied reports that two out of the three individuals arrested in connection with the killing of Ibrahim Kaaka are his bodyguards.
When asked if the suspects were his bodyguards by the three-member committee probing the killings in Ejura, he retorted: “Not at all. They are our polling station executives. My house is such that anytime any political figure comes to the area, a lot of people come to the house and everybody knows that”.
The MCE who appeared before the Committee Thursday also confirmed that Kaaka is a known member of the ruling party who attends party meetings and events.
So far three people including the brother of the Kaaka have been picked up in connection with the murder.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Armed Forces has revealed that its personnel did not intend to kill protesters during the riots at Ejura but only responded after some armed protesters fired at the military officers.
The General Officer Commanding of the Central Command, Brigadier General Joseph Aphour speaking to members of the ministerial committee probing the Ejura riots and violence said his men fired back after verbal warnings to the demonstrators, and several warning shots were ignored by the protesters.