Burial of Andrews Donkor: Justice delayed is justice denied – SHAIP Africa Foundation CEO fumes

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The funeral of Andrews Donkor, a 35-year-old man who was allegedly shot by military troops, has already begun, with a number of events planned for this week.

His untimely death generated a wide range of responses from human rights organizations, including the SHAIP Africa Foundation, a non-governmental organization, and several Nzema organisations, which took little to no time to result in the capture and prosecution of his killers.

The CEO of the SHAIP Africa Foundation, Mr. Clement C. Blay, lamented that there had been no meaningful action taken by CHRAJ to start the inquiry process after four months, leaving the soldier without penalty, prior to Andrews Donkor’s funeral.

The group is reiterating its call for justice for Donkor, 35, who perished in such enigmatically.

On Friday, April 1, a fight between some military troops and some Teleku-Bokazo teenagers in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region resulted in the death of Andrews Donkor, 35, in front of a courthouse in Nkroful.

Information received suggested that the arrest of some illegal miners from the local villages who were accused of trespassing the concession owned by a mining firm in the area, Adamus Resources Limited, was what precipitated the incident.

Sources claim that the majority of the locals who weren’t happy about the arrest of their friends flocked to the court to see and support the young man who had been taken into custody.

However, the family of Andrews Donkor has stated that the funeral ceremonies will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in Teleku-Bokazo, and that his body will be reverently buried on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

Mr. Clement C. Blay thinks that the actions taken by the State and Adamus, the vicariously liable firm, to bring Andrews’ case to justice have been quite unsatisfactory.

The group appreciates the support of all parties involved, especially the legal action, including MP Ellembele.

Despite the fact that they haven’t had the opportunity to pursue the matter in a way that would have led to the desired results, Mr. Clement Clinton Blay has promised the family that his group will do everything in its power to seek justice for Andrews Donkor as we did for Michael Derry.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Kaakyire Kwasi Afari

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