The military conducts a swoop at Ashaiman targeted at the killers of the young soldier
Personnel of Ghana Armed forces on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, conducted a swoop in Ashaiman and its environs in a manhunt for some criminals, who are suspected to have stabbed and killed a young soldier ( Trooper Imoro Sheriff) in the early hours of Saturday 4th March 2023 at Ashaiman Taifa.
Trooper Sherrif, who was stationed in Sunyani, was in Accra on the Course and had sought permission to visit his parents at Ashaiman where he grew up, but was found in pull blood in the early hours of Saturday near the Amania hotel in Ashaiman.
GAF wishes to state categorically that the military operation which was stationed by the military high command was not to avenge the killing of the soldier but rather to fish all 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 further action.
During the course of the swoop, the person seized 29 slaps and 57 mini slabs of suspected Indian hemp and amnesia among other forms of narcotics.
The Ghana armed forces also wish 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 area.
GAF, however, acknowledged that regrettably some innocent people might have been caught up in the operation and subsequently suffered some distress due to the location they found themselves at the time.
GAF accordingly which is 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 and all that to curb criminal activities in the country
Signed by E. Aggrey Quashie
Director General of Public Relations