About 184 suspects have been arrested in Ashaiman-Taifa and Tulaku, during an operation by the military personnel following the death of a young soldier (Trooper Imoro Sherrif) on Saturday, 4 March 2023.
According to the Director General Public Relations, Brigadier General E. Aggrey Quarshie, Personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Tuesday 7 March 2023, conducted a swoop in Ashaiman and its environs in a man-hunt for some criminals, who are suspected to have stabbed and killed a young soldier (Trooper Imoro Sherrif) at Ashaiman-Taifa.
The statement stated that the Trooper Sherrif, who was stationed in Sunyani, was in Accra on a Course and had sought permission to visit his parents at Ashaiman where he grew up, but was found in a pool of blood in the early hours of Saturday near the Amania Hotel in Ashaiman.
“GAF wishes to state categorically that the military operation, which was sanctioned by the Military High Command, was NOT to avenge the killing of the soldier but rather to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous
crime”, the statement said.
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.
The statement continued that, during the swoop, the personnel seized 29 slabs and 57 mini slabs of suspected Indian hemp and amnesia among other forms of narcotics.
“The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) also wishes 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”, it emphasized.
GAF however noted that regrettably some innocent persons might have been caught up in the operation and consequently suffered some distress due to the location they found themselves at the time.