The Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference (GCBC) has condemned the brutalities meted out to unarmed citizens who were demonstrating in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The Bishops said in a statement on Wednesday, June 30 that this act is not only condemnable but criminal and must be investigated and the perpetrators duly punished.
The statement follows the gruesome murder of Macho Kakaa in Ejura over the weekend.
There was also a violent clash among the military officers and the youth of the area who were demonstrating in that town on Tuesday, June 29 following the murder.
This led to the death of two persons with four sustaining various degrees of injury.
“We have expressed time and again the need for our security agencies to be very professionals in the discharge of their duties, especially when it comes to crowd control.
“Unfortunately, the situation is rather getting out of hands and this done not auger well for our country.
“How can one justify the action of the military man seen in the viral video aiming and shooting at unprotected and unarmed civilians in an attempt to stop the demonstration?
“This act is not only condemnable but criminal and must be investigated and the perpetrators duly punished,” the statement said.
It added “This must be done with the urgency it deserves because citizens are gradually losing trust in the ability of our security agencies to handle such cases effectively and competently.
“While awaiting action over the death of the three and those injured, we appealed to all agitated youths across the country, particularly those of Ejura to restrain themselves from engaging in acts that can result in social unrest.