One Of The Residents Beaten By Military In Ashaiman Sadly Passes Away
One of the residents of Ashaiman who recently endured the widely condemned cruelty at the hands of soldiers has reportedly passed away.
Alhaji Mohammed Musah, the man, is reported to have been killed after falling as the armed military troops were pursuing the locals.
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On March 16, 2023, the Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Earnest Norgbey and attorney and Ashaiman Lives Matter spokesperson Emmanuel Kumadzi confirmed the claim to Accra-based Starr FM.
“The soldiers chased Alhaji Mohammed Musah to his house. So, when he got home, he fell and he already had a medical condition- High Blood Pressure. His blood pressure shot up caused by the soldiers chasing him to beat him, and he passed out, unfortunately,” starrfm.com.gh quotes Kumadzi as saying.
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Armed soldiers said to have come from Michel and Burma Camps entered Taifa on March 7, 2023, just one day after Ghana’s Independence Day celebration, and attacked the locals.
The brutality came after the murder of a young soldier named Imoro Sheriff, who was killed on March 4 while being accosted and returning from the home of a female friend. Nonetheless, the police have detained six individuals who are currently being held on remand and helping with investigations.
184 people were detained by the troops during the raid on Ashaiman, and they transported them to Burma Camp. Days later, 150 of them were released before the remaining 134.
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The violent action, according to the Ghanaian Armed Forces, was approved by the Military High Command.
The soldiers’ actions have been denounced by national and international human rights organizations like Amnesty International, CHRAJ, and individuals as a flagrant violation of the rights of innocent people.
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