The murder trial of late social activist Ibrahim Muhammed, often known as Kaaka, has been repeatedly postponed for more than a year, and Kaaka’s family feels that justice will not be done in the case.
Kaaka passed away in June 2021 at Ejura in the Ashanti region after allegedly being attacked in front of his home.
Over the incident, three people were detained and held on custody for several months before being released on bond.
The Asokwa District court, which has been hearing the case for months, is awaiting guidance from the attorney general’s office before committing the case to the high court.
All of the defendants were present in court today, but the prosecutor was not there since the Attorney General’s advice was not yet prepared.
As a result, the case has been postponed until November 8, 2022.
Nafiu Mohammed, the family’s spokeswoman, informed the media that they are dissatisfied with the way the issue is being handled.
“It’s been a sad day, we were in court today and all the accused persons were in court but for the fifth time. The prosecutor was not in court and the case had to be adjourned to the 8th of November. The Presiding Judge said, no advice has been received yet from the Attorney General, so no committal process will start. This is really disturbing and as a family, it is in a way draining our pocket. If this continues, it is a pungent smell of injustice, so the case must be called, so we find the way forward.”
After being attacked in front of his home in Ejura on June 26, 2021, Kaaka passed away on June 28, 2021.
Fuseni Alhassan and Ibrahim Issaka were detained after the death, and Iddi Mohammed (Kaaka’s brother) was detained as well.
The investigation into his killing and the protests that followed it included testimony from roughly 20 witnesses, including journalists, police, troops, political appointees, and some of the victims.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the committee, which was led by Justice George Kingsley Koomson and included Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a security expert, and Juliet Adiema Amoah, the executive director of Penplusbytes, delivered its findings to Interior Minister Ambrose Dery.
Compensation for impacted families and individuals was recommended by the committee in its ten recommendations.
Additionally, it suggested that the MCE of the region be dismissed and that the Police Commander of Ejura be transferred.
The police have denied the charges made by Ibrahim Muhammed’s relatives that they were stalling investigations.
The Attorney General’s office delays were instead blamed by the police.