The Ghana Armed Forces have released a letter concerning the recent killing of their colleague personnel in Ashaiman and subsequently followed by the brutalization of the civilians.
According to the Personnel, the act of invading the ashairman and its environs was not meant to avenge the death of their colleague by brutalizing the civilians but to conduct a swoop to fish out the perpetrators.
Personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Tuesday 7 March 2023, conducted a swoop in Ashaiman and
its environs in a man-hunt for some criminals, who are suspected to have stabbed and killed a young soldier
(Trooper Imoro Sherrif) in the early hours of Saturday 4 March 2023, at Ashaiman-Taifa. Trooper Sherrif, who
was stationed in Sunyani, was in Accra on a Course and had sought permission to visit his parents at Ashaiman
where he grew up, but was found in a pool of blood in the early hours of Saturday near the Amania Hotel in
GAF wishes to state categorically that 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. Following the operations at Ashaiman-Taifa and Tulaku, the military personnel picked up about 184
suspects aged between 21 and 47 years old and have since handed them over to the Military Police and subsequently to be sent to the Ghana Police Service for screening and for further action. During the course of the swoop, the personnel seized 29 slabs and 57 mini slabs of suspected indian hemp and amnesia among other forms
of the narcotics.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) also wishes to place on record that the swoop was not targeted at innocent
civilians but was an intelligence-led operation conducted on suspected hideouts of criminals and crime-prone
areas in the general arca. GAF however acknowledges that regrettably some innocent persons might have been
caught up in the operation and consequently suffered some distress due to the location they found themselves at
GAF accordingly wishes to urge the general public to provide useful information, support the security agencies in weeding out criminals and miscreants from our communities and to desist from shielding and conniving with such suspects in order to the curb criminal activities in the country.