Operation COVID-19: Military investigates Ashaiman killing
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says it is investigating the alleged killing of a civilian by one of its personnel on duty at Ashaiman.
Ashaiman is among the locked down areas in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, following the widespread of the Coronavirus.
The gory incident occurred at about 4pm today, Sunday, at the Ashaiman Central Market.
Below is the statement authored by Colonel Aggrey-Quashie, GAF’s Director of Public Relations:
MILITARY PRESS RELEASE
The Ghana Armed Forces is investigating an incident that occurred in Ashaiman, Accra on Sunday 5 April 2020.The incident involved an attempt by a civilian to disarm a soldier who was conducting an arrest as part of OP COVID SAFETY.
The civilian was being arrested on suspicion of indulging in illegal conduct contrary to the Narcotics Act. Initial reports are that the suspect in resisting arrest attempted to disarm the soldier leading to a struggle during which the soldier’s rifle accidentally went off.
The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and while being conveyed to the hospital for medical attention unfortunately passed on. The body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.
Investigations have already commenced into the incident.
The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to assure the general public that details of its investigations will be duly communicated.
Director Public Relations
By Inusa Musah / www.thechronicle.com.gh