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Key suspects in the murder of soldier in Ashaiman arrested – Police

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The Police Administration says it has arrested key suspects in the murder of Sheriff Imoro, a soldier at Ashaiman.

In a release on Friday, the Police noted that the suspects were arrested through a sustained intelligence-led operation.

“The Police after a week of sustained intelligence-led operation have arrested the key suspects involved in the murder of Imoro Sherrif, the soldier who was found dead at Taifa Ashiaman on 4th March, 2023,” the release stated.

It would be recalled that on Saturday, March 4, 2023, a young soldier was murdered at Ashaiman Taifa.

 

His death however angered the military for which reason in the early hours of Tuesday, March 7, some military personnel invaded Ashaiman and brutalised some residents in a search for the murderers of their colleague.

They also took some of the residents away for interrogation. Most of them have since been released as of Friday.

The MP for the area then condemned the act by the military men.

According to him, although the killing of the soldier was a dastardly act, “we cannot take the laws into our hands whether we are lawmakers or security agencies.”

However, the Ghana Armed Forces says the operation was merely a swoop in a man-hunt for some criminals and not for vengeance.

According to GAF, “the military operation, which was sanctioned by the Military High Command, was NOT to avenge the killing of the soldier but rather to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime.”

They added that their “swoop” had led to the arrest of about 184 suspects aged between 21 and 47 years old and they have since handed them over to the military police who will subsequently send them over to the Ghana Police Service for screening and further action.

In a related development, the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul has described the incident as regrettable.

According to him, in shaping a nation, it is always difficult to ensure that there is absolute peace due to the inevitability of such unfortunate incidents as happened in Ashaiman.

Meanwhile, he has asserted that the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament together with the Ministry of Defense and the Military High Command will pay a visit to the Ashaiman community on Thursday, March 16.

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