March 10, 2023

Vormawor: Remaining 34 In Ashaiman Arrest Released Without Criminal Charges

It appears all 184 Ashaiman residents arrested over the death of a young trooper with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) had no hand in it.

This is because they have all been released without any criminal charges against them, their lawyer, Oliver Barker Vormawor, has said.

150 of the suspects were released on Tuesday, March 7 night, the same day they were arrested from their homes.

The remaining 34 were released on Thursday, March 9 after the burial of the murdered trooper.

In a Facebook post, Barker said, “All the remaining 34 people have been released this night; after this apparent ‘intelligence-led operation’. No criminal charges against anyone.”

Following the murder of the trooper at Ashaiman on March 4, some military officers were deployed to the community to “fish out” perpetrators of the crime.

Apart from the arrest made, dozens of residents were brutalised.

In a statement, the GAF said the operation was “intelligence-led” and led to the arrest of 184 people but Barker says there have been reports of missing and unaccounted-for people in the area despite the release of all 184.

“Distraught families need answers”, he said.

Meanwhile, stakeholders including the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and Amnesty International Ghana have condemned the military’s response to the situation.



Source: Fuseini

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