According to the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) – Ghana, the government’s inaction regarding the military’s abuse of Ashaiman residents will give military officials the confidence to intervene themselves whenever they see fit.
This follows the apprehension of six important suspects in association with the death of a 22-year-old soldier from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) band at Sunyani in the Bono Region who was slain at Taifa, a suburb of Ashaiman, by the Ghana Police Service through intelligence work.
184 locals were detained during the military raid and taken to a camp in Burma, but they were subsequently released.
The six suspected individuals who were detained by the Ghana Police Service in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old soldier named Imoro Sherif at Ashaiman, however, have all been held by the Circuit Court in Ashaiman.
The CDD-Ghana applauded the Ghana Police Service’s efforts in locating the offenders of this heinous crime in a statement.
“However, in the broader spirit of exercising democratic control over the operations and conduct of the armed forces, we respectfully urge Parliament to investigate this incident; cause sanctions to be imposed on all persons implicated in this swoop at Ashaiman and ensure that justice is done.
“We also urge all persons directly affected by the conduct of the military personnel at Ashaiman to seek redress at the courts. The Executive branch must also be advised that failing to condemn and sanction the military officers implicated in this barbaric episode is a slippery slope toward a generalized state of lawlessness and anarchy,” CDD-Ghana stated in a statement sighted by Ghanatodayonline.com.
Read the full statement below: