Social activist dies days after receiving threats for making gov’t unpopular

Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed

Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed, a 40-year-old #FixTheCountry activist and member of the Economic Fighters League has been confirmed dead.

A press statement issued by the #FixTheCountry group on Monday described Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed as a colleague, a friend, activist and a member of the Economic Fighters League.

Ibrahim Kaaka Mohammed died after he was allegedly attacked by a mob on June 25 in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

He is reported to have died in the afternoon of Monday, June 25 while receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The statement from the pressure group said Ibrahim was attacked by the mob for #FixTheCountry-related activism.

“As you will recall, we earlier reported that Kaaka was attacked on the same Friday the Ghana Police Service arrested other #FixTheCountry Convenors…Kaaka received voice messages of threats being made on his life.

“In fact, there are voice recordings on which some persons known to be bodyguards to the Municipal Chief Executive of Ejura Sekyeredumase, could be heard saying that activities of Kaaka on Facebook were making the governing New Patriotic Party unpopular in the area and that every means possible must be used to stop him,” the group said.

The group that has been calling for better standards of living, governance among others said less than two weeks before the attack and death, various individuals had gone to report Kaaka to the Ejura Police to get him to stop his work.

Instead of cautioning those individuals to refrain from intimidating and threatening Kaaka in the exercise of his Constitutional rights as a citizen, the Police rather issued Kaaka with a warning letter. 

“Following Kaaka’s torture, we lodged a formal complaint with the Ghana Police Service. They have taken no steps to interdict or even invite anybody for questioning over the murderous attack,” the group said in the statement.

The statement said the murder of the activist is a formal indictment of the refusal of the youth of Ghana to stand up and challenge “a false democracy.”

“If this is truly a democracy, give us justice!” the group said.

The campaigners say they will head to the office of the Inspector General of Police on Tuesday, June 29 to lodge a formal complaint.

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