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Chief of Army Staff to lead delegation to Wa over military brutality

The Chief of the Army Staff is today July 2, 2021 leading a high powered delegation to the Upper West Regional Capital Wa over the brutalization of some residents by the personnel of the service who went on rampage.

 

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On Thursday, July 1, 2021 over 50 soldiers who have been identified as members of the 10 Mechanized Battalion Infantry in Wa stormed the regional capital and subjected residents to severe beating over without provocation.

 

The victims who are mostly commercial tricycle operators, motorists and pedestrians were whipped and made to roll on the bare floor with some forced into gutters nearby.

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A statement from the GAF has condemned the incident as unprofessional.

 

“Internal disciplinary measures have been instituted to deal with all those who will be found culpable in this unprofessional conduct by the soldiers”.

 

The statement further noted that the Chief of Army Staff will lead a high powered delegation to the area over the incident.

 

“In view of the seriousness of the matter, the Chief of the Army Staff is leading a high powered military delegation to Wa to meet the traditional and opinion leaders to find an amicable way of resolving this unfortunate incident. The delegation will also explore means to assuage the anger of the people and promote good neighbourliness.

 

GAF also assured residents in Wa of their safety.

“The Ghana Armed Forces once again wishes to assure the people of Wa and the general public that their safety is paramount at all times, as such would not condone any unprofessional conduct by any member of the force”.

 

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