Security analyst, Adam Bona, has lauded the work of the three-member committee set up by the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery, to investigate circumstances that led to the chaos at Ejura.
The security analyst described the committee’s work as satisfactory.
“I think the committee’s report, I am satisfied with the work they’ve done so far in terms of the publication, the findings and the recommendations. If you ask me to rate them, I’ll rate them probably 8 out of 10″, he said on JoyNews’ The Pulse..
He explained that the score among other things is based on the fact that some of things that were publicly known found their way into the report.
Again, he stated that the recommendation which requested that families of the affected victims of brutality be compensated equally sits well with him.
“When you look at the first recommendation that talks about compensation, for me that is very important”, said Adam Bona.
He however, was disappointed that the regional minister was not mentioned in the report despite his role play in the disturbances that ensued.
“The only thing that is missing which I think I would have wanted to see is the regional minister, his involvement. Because according to himself, he took a unilateral decision to send in the military and you know the repercussions”.
The committee presented its report to the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Tuesday, June 28, 2021.
The Committee recommended the immediate transfer of the District Police Commander of Ejura, DSP Philip Kojo Hamond, first for his incompetence in handing the situation and for the fact, his relationship with the community seems to have been damaged beyond repairs.
The committee as part of its recommendation also advised that the Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Mohammed Salisu, Bamba be removed immediately since his continuous stay in the municipality would worsen the already tensed security situation in Ejura.