Ghana's Military

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says it is investigating an incident that occured at Ashaiman on Sunday, April 5, in which a civilian lost his life after attempting to disarm a military officer.

According to a statement released by GAF, Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quashie military officers were in the process of arresting the deceased on suspicion of indulging in illegal conduct contrary to the Narcotics Act.

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“Initial reports are that the suspect in resisting arrest attempted to disarm the soldier leading to a struggle during which the soldier’s rifle accidentally went off. The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and while being conveyed to the hospital for medical attention unfortunately passed on,” the statement read.

Below is the full statement: