Mohammed Salisu Bamba, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ejura in the Ashanti region, has denied allegations that he has been sacked.
The reports, he claims, are part of a larger plot against him by some people.”There have been reports linking me to the murder since last week.
Then, it was reported that I’d fled town, then it was reported that I’d been arrested, and now it’s been reported that I’ve been fired. This demonstrates that my critics have a premeditated plan to discredit me and force me out of the government. I pity the online portals that have allowed their platforms to be used to sell lies,” he said on Friday on Ejura’s Naagyei FM.
Two of Mr. Salisu Bamba’s bodyguards are said to have been arrested in connection with the town’s activist, Ibrahim Kaaka’s death.
Meanwhile, following the killings in Ejura on Tuesday, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the National Chief Imam have come.
Following a visit to the area on Thursday, the opposition NDC called for his dismissal.
Security officials who had been deployed to restore peace shot and killed two people who were part of a group of protestors who were demonstrating the killing of an activist in the village, Ibrahim Kaaka.
As part of attempts to restore calm, the two leaders are expected to meet with grieving relatives and engage the community’s youth and opinion leaders.
Simon Osei-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has confirmed that he dispatched security men to the village based on intelligence he had acquired.
Meanwhile, the government has appointed a three-member Committee of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killings.
President Akufo-Ado ordered Interior Minister Ambrose Dery to hold a public inquiry into the facts surrounding the Ejura killings on Wednesday.
Justice George Kingsley Koomson, a Court of Appeal justice, Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a security expert, and Miss Juliet A. Amoah, the Executive Director of Penplusbyte, make up the three-member committee.