-Soldier allegedly stabs young man after slight altercation
-The young man was believed to have been visiting friends over the September 1 holiday
-The family of the deceased are appealing to appropriate bodies to ensure that justice is served for the loss
YEN.com.gh has gathered that a young man by name Nana Owusu was stabbed and killed by a soldier at High Tension, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region during the September 1 holiday.
Reporting the issue on social media, a lady believed to be the sister of the deceased, Cillia Afrifa, indicated that her brother left home on that fateful day after being invited by some Muslim friends to come and dine with them.
She reported that her brother and friends were eating by the roadside when 3 alleged uniformed military men approached them and requested to search them. It is alleged that the young men gave in and the search was conducted.
It was reported that after the search, one of the purported military men requested to have the phone of Nana Owusu which the latter refused to hand over. The soldier still made demands to have the phone. This action ended up in an altercation and the soldier allegedly stabbed Nana Owusu in the stomach and neck leading to his death.
It is still to be ascertained what necessitated the military presence and the need for the search on the young men who were gathered to have fun.
It has however been reported that the said military man who committed the act was on leave and was not to be found in uniform.
According to Cillia Afrifa, the family of the deceased have managed to get in touch with the family of the soldier who allegedly did the stabbing. She indicated in her post that the military man’s family are pleading for clemency but she and her family on the other hand are requesting for justice for their deceased relative.
There have been a number of soldier-civilian related cases over the last couple of months and this goes to add up to the number of cases. This particular case has been hash-tagged, #JUSTICEFORNANAOWUSU
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