Ghanaian multiple award winning musician Stonebwoy has spoken on murder of activist in Ejura. The past few days have seen pocket of violence in some parts of the country especially in Ejura in the Ashanti Region where a youth activist called, Ibrahim Mohamed aka Kaaka was allegedly beaten to death by some yet to be identified people in his area.
The aftermath of the killing of Kaaka has been a lot turbulent that peaceful when the youth of the town clashed with security agencies whiles demonstrating against the murder of Kaaka. Two more persons have been confirmed dead with several others sustaining fatal gunshot wounds.
Adding his voice to the unrest going on, Afro-dancehall artist Stonebwoy has made a post that seeks to address the issue.
According to Stonebwoy “the right to go on a peaceful protest is guaranteed by the constitution…
Some deviant few may take advantage of protests to do things that aren’t lawful..
The security services need to intervene only when these defiant ones go overboard but the response of the security services must be appropriate when compared to the insecurity… going overboard cannot be justified.
I am equally pained when the Police and other security personnel are attacked/killed while doing their best to protect law and order for the greater good…for instance the Bullion Van Robbery… when we don’t speak against these things as bitterly as we speak against police brutality it almost feels as if the police/security people deserve to die by heart… but that’s not the case.
The whole nation cried out the innocent police was shot and that shows the love that should exist between the citizens and the security forces. We are all one people and should not hurt each other.
Sometimes I also feel the pain of the robbers and other hustlers. At the end of the day many of them may feel that is their only option and there is a relationship between crime, poverty and national development. Are we the citizens, the criminals and the security services simply doing what we have to do to feed our families…? hmm
If all the above is true then we all need one another and the true fight is not against each other but against corrupt leaders who are soaked in the love of power but not the power of love. We have to speak to power in the language it understands and keeping it within the confines of the law.
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Definitely easier said than done but we must not be suppressed in the lawful exercise of the right to speak up! I say it in my song lyrics so I don’t have to write it so often (reading written statements can be tricky) but I’ll continue to say it carefully with zero disrespectful intent.. #Outside #WeNahGoIn #Stonebwoy.”