The latest information has emerged that the ordeal suffered by some residents of Ashaiman on Tuesday did not end when they were taken into military custody.
According to reports, over 150 persons arrested during the invasion by the military and later released were subjected to further beatings while in custody.
The Military High Command has described the operation as one geared toward apprehending persons who killed a 21-year-old soldier, Sherrif Imoro.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to ensure that the military refrain from meting out extra-judicial justice.
Commenting on the Ashaiman incident following the killing of a soldier – Sherrif Imoro, and the subsequent release of soldiers into the Ashaiman area by the Military High Command to go and fish out the perpetrators, Mr Mahama urged the military to exercise restraint and allow due process to investigate, apprehend and punish.
“As your former Commander in Chief, I do appreciate how such unexpected deaths affect the Force.”
“However, I encourage you to exercise restraint and allow due process to investigate, apprehend, prosecute and punish the perpetrator(s) of the dastardly act. Mr Mahama highlighted this in his speech.
After the incident, JoyNews’ Maxwell Agbagba caught up with one of the victims who shared his ordeal in military custody
“We were taken back to Burma Camp and at Burma Camp, it wasn’t an easy task. We went through a lot,” a victim said.
According to him, when they were arrested, they were initially taken to Michel Camp after which they were transported to Burma Camp on the Commander’s orders for investigation
The Murdered Soldier Was Laid To Rest Yesterday
The mortal remains of soldier Imoro Sherrif who was allegedly stabbed to death in Taifa a suburb of Ashaiman have been laid to rest.
It was an emotional morning as military officers could not hide their human side as they gave their 21-year-old colleague his last walk.
The body was prepared for burial at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The National Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharubutu prayed for his soul after some Islamic rituals. May his soul rest in perfect peace…..
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