Former President of Ghana His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has extended his condolences through a facebook post to the family of the murdered military officer, Sherrif Imoro Trooper and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). Mahama reacts to military torture in Ashaiman.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of one of our soldiers, at such a young age, in Ashaiman. Lordina and I extend our deepest condolences to his bereaved and grieving family, and the officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces,” the former President said in a Facebook post said.
Tuesday dawn March 7, 2023, military personnel stormed Ashaiman with helicopters and armoured vehicles, to torture residents following the murder of a military officer, Trooper Sherrif Imoro, who was allegedly stabbed in the Ashaiman town on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The reasons for his murder are currently not known.
The former President John Dramani Mahama advised the military to refrain from meting out extra-judicial justice to them adding that there are many people who live and work in Ashaiman who are innocent of this heinous crime.
He further advised the military to exercise restraint and allow due process to work. “As 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. There are obviously many people who live and work in Ashaiman who are innocent of this heinous crime. The military must, therefore, refrain from meting out extra-judicial justice to them,” he admonished.
He called on the government to step in to address the situation between Ashaiman residents and GAF and thus called for compensation for all persons affected.
“I also sympathise with the victims of the torture in Ashaiman as a result of this unfolding death of a serving soldier.
I pray we find peace and harmony in our dear country, as the government and state institutions immediately step in to address this potentially inflammatory development between Ashaiman and the Ghana Armed Forces; including providing commensurate compensation for all persons affected,” the former President suggested.
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