Ejura Committee of inquiry: We won't participate– Kaaka’s family
The family of the murdered social activist and #FixTheCountry campaigner, Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed has said they will not participate in the ongoing public inquire into the circumstances which lead to the Ejura brutalities which claimed two lives and also injured four others.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson for the Family, Nafiu Mohammed said “We, the family of Ibrahim ‘Kaaka’ Mohammed, regret to formally notify you of our decision to not participate in the ongoing public inquisition, which is purportedly concerned with the “circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences of Tuesday, 29thJune 202”.
In an eight point statement addressed to the Minister of Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, and copied the Chairman of the Committee, the family attributed its decision to the failure of government to institute a proper Commission of Inquiry, imprecise terms of reference of the Committee, the Committees stand on the media reportage on the murder of their relative, the attempt to blame the murder on the brother of the deceased among others.
Although, they welcomed the decision to set up the commission, they maintained the reference of the committee’s work do not relate to the circumstances which led to the death of their son, Kaaka Ibrahim hence their decision not to participate in the public inquiry ordered by the President.
“That, as we understand, the scope of the Committee’s terms of reference, however nebulous, does not relate to the circumstances that led to the Kaaka’s murder; or the circumstances that led to his burial. Rather that, it concerns directly, the circumstances that led to the deployment of the military to intimidate and indiscriminately shoot at a community that was grieving a loved one; and still trying to come to terms with the circumstances and motivations for his murder. In this connection, we the mother, wife, children, siblings and extended family of Kaaka are least competent to assist the Committee perform,” the statement said.