Ashaiman shooting: John Mahama joins residents to demand justice for man shot by soldier

Ashaiman shooting: John Mahama joins residents to demand justice for man shot by soldier

- NDC flagbearer, John Mahama is praying the security to investigate the death of the man in Ashaiman and ensure justice is served

- The youth in Ashaiman are angry with the security, especially the military for the death of their colleague

- A man was shot in the head by the military after he tried to disarm the officer

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Former president John Dramani Mahama has also expressed outrage in the manner in which a resident of Ashaiman lost his life on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer has joined the Member of Parliament for the Ernest Henry Norgbey, to demand a probe and thorough investigations into the death of the man whose name has been given as, Eric Ofotsu( alias No Yawa).

The former president also urged the youth of the area not to take the laws into their hands and allow the security agencies to investigate the matter.

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The Ghana Armed Forces on Monday, April 6, issued a statement explaining how the civilian died.

According to the Army, the deceased tried to disarm the soldier and in the process, the gun of the officer went off and killed the man.

But Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ashaiman Constituency, Ernest Henry Norgbey said the action of the military man was unprofessional.

The MP opined that the deceased did not deserve the disproportionate use of force by the soldier which eventually led to his death.

Mr. Norgbey is, therefore, calling for independent investigations into the killing and appropriate punishment for the erring officers.

Following the increasing and rapid cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo announced a 14-day partial lockdown of Greater Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi.

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It is in the enforcement of the partial lockdown that led to the incident between the civilian in Ashaiman and the soldier.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s coronavirus positive cases skyrocketed to 287 as of Tuesday, April 7, 2020. earlier reported that two staff of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital including a doctor and nurse have reportedly tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.

An internal communique sighted by indicates that the two work at the Department of Medicine and Department of Child Health respectively.

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