Private legal practitioner and law lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Justice Abdulai has said the conclusions drawn by the 3-member committee over the cause of death of social activist Mohammed Kaaka can influence ongoing police investigations into the matter.
The committee in its report stated among other things that “We, after careful examination of the evidence relating to the events preceding the death of Kaaka, are convinced that the evidence as testified to by Sadia Fuseini is more reasonably probable than the unsubstituted evidence of Abeewakas and Sahada Hudu which are more speculations.
“We accordingly find that the death of Kaaka was not directly linked to his social media activism. It is more probably a family feud. This is also supported by the testimony of Aminu Mohammed a resident of Ejura and friend of the late Kaaka.”
The committee is however receiving flak from some queartersa for this finding.
Justice Abdulai told 3FM’s Eric Mawuena Egbeta, the committee did not have enough expertise to enable them gather all the facts to arrive at that conclusion.
“The committee was overexcited to do this. I see it to be a bit improper considering they did not have the authority to do that and they did not have enough expertise and time to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Kaaka,” he said.
He believes the finding of the committee will affect the outcome of ongoing investigations into the death of Kaaka.
“I think it is problematic and it seeks prejudices ongoing investigation by the necessary security agencies. I don’t think it was proper to do that.”
The Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana, Professor Kwesi Aning, also questioned the basis for the conclusion drawn by the Committee.
Speaking on this development in interview with Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise show on 3FM Tuesday September 28, Prof Aning said “Probably this finding is one of the disturbing in an otherwise satisfactory report and very durable set of recommendations.
“I don’t know the evidence that was adduced for them to arrive at this conclusion.”