The Ghana Armed Forces have released 150 suspects apprehended at Ashaiman on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
Ernest Nogbey, Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, confirmed this in an interview with Citi News.
According to the MP, the remaining 34 people are still in military custody and are being investigated in connection with the weekend killing of a young soldier. He also confirmed seeing the freed people.
“Of the 184 people detained by the military, 150 have been released. We have about 34 people who have yet to be released by the military, and they say they are just screening them.”
“So, by the end of today [March 9], we’ll know whatever the screening results are.” “I just met with the 150, including their families, to calm them down and assure them that we are going to take charge of the situation and also provide some leadership for them so that none of them take the law into their own hands,” the Ashaiman MP said.
The legislator also stated that he will continue to push until all arrested residents are released.
On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the military besieged Ashaiman with helicopters and armored vehicles to brutalize civilians in the aftermath of the murder of a military officer, Trooper Sherriff Imoro, who was allegedly stabbed in the town on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) justified the brutality in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 8, stating that the raid was not carried out to avenge the soldier’s death, but to apprehend perpetrators of heinous crimes.
The GAF stated that the swoop was authorized by its high command.
Meanwhile, the military exercise has been condemned by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
In response to the incident, Joseph Whittal, the Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, told Joy News’ Blessed Sogah that the exercise fails the intelligence-led operation test, and that the military acted incorrectly.
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