Ejura protest: I released bodies to youth to prevent burning of hospital, says doctor

Dr. Mensah Manye, the medical superintendent of the Ejura Government Hospital said he released the two dead bodies to the angry youth of the area because they threatened to burn down the medical facility if he fails to heed their demand.

The two were shot dead during clashes with security personnel in Ejura.

Appearing before the three-member committee of inquiry into the shooting incident, Dr. Manye said as a result of the situation medical officials could not perform an autopsy on the bodies.

He has made a passionate appeal to the police hierarchy to resource their personnel in the area to avert such incidents in the future.

Dr Manye said: “They came in and wanted to pick the body, I said no we don’t do it like that. But they realised I was delaying their time and I said ‘even for what happened, I had to call the police’… and we arranged for post mortem.

“It was there that they shouted that they will burn down the hospital if I try and also our lives, they will actually beat us very well leading to death.”

“Because of the agitation, I released the body… quickly and reluctantly I had to release the bodies to prevent the hospital from being burnt and also save the lives of my staff and myself, so I quickly released the bodies,” he added.


The civil unrest in Ejura erupted when Ibrahim Mohammed “Kaaka”, 45, was reportedly attacked by unknown people in the small hours of Sunday 27 June.

He died on Monday (28 June) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, where he was receiving treatment.

Two suspects – Ibrahim Issaka and Fuseini Alhassan – were picked up on Monday evening in connection with his death, in response to police intelligence.

Security personnel then fired into an angry crowd of young protesters in the town after the funeral of “Kaaka” on 29 June, killing Abdul Nasiw and Muntala Mohammed

source: asaaseradio

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