Ashaiman: Mahama Wants Compensation For Victims Of Military “Torture”
John Dramani Mahama has called for reparation for victims of the military “torture” in the Ashaiman-military saga.
The former president anticipates the development has the potential to escalate tensions between the Ghana Armed Forces and residents of Ashaiman.
In forestalling this, he suggests that the victims of the “torture” be duly compensated.
“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.”
Following the murder of Imoro Sherrif- a trooper stationed in Sunyani on Saturday while on his way to visit his parents at Ashaiman in Accra- some military personnel were deployed to the area on Tuesday, March 7 to fish out perpetrators of the crime.
Dozens of residents were abused in the process.
184 residents were also arrested and subsequently handed over to the military police.
Reports on Thursday, March 9 suggest that 150 of the suspects were screened and released on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, Mr Mahama sympathised with the family of Imoro and the GAF.
“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.”
Source: opesuo.com/Hajara Fuseini