March 8, 2023

Ablakwa: Prez Should Have Condemned Ashaiman Military Swoop

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has expressed disappointment in the President’s loud silence over the military brutalisation of civilians living at Ashaiman in Accra.

A military operation at Ashaiman on March 7 morning and sanctioned by the Military high command took place after the murder of a 22-year-old trooper with GAF in the area on Saturday.

Some of the residents were brutalised with the arrest of 184 persons during the “intelligence-led” swoop of crime-prone areas of the community, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) said in a statement.

The action of the Military has been widely condemned by a section of Ghanaians.

It was expected that President Akufo-Addo during the delivery of the State of the nation address on March 8 would comment on the development, however, he remained tight-lipped over it.

Reacting to the reaction of the President, the legislator outlined some of his expectations.

“The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces should have condemned the killing of the soldier in Ashaiman & he should have decried the high-handed response & brutalities by the military against helpless civilians.”

He also expected the President to announce investigations into the death of the Officer and the Military swoop.



Source: Fuseini

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