One person has died in from gunshot wounds after allegedly trying to disarm a soldier who was arrested for alleged narcotics offences. The incident happened earlier this evening in Ashaiman, Accra.
According to a press release by the Ghana Armed Forces, signed by Colonel Aggrey-Quashie, as the suspect tried to disarm the soldier who was effecting his arrest, the soldiers gun accidentally went off leaving the victim with injuries that eventually led to his death as he was being transported to the hospital.
The body was since been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra while investigations are underway.
Read full press release below:
MILITARY PRESS RELEASE
The Ghana Armed Forces is investigating an incident that occurred in Ashiaman, Accra on Sunday 5 April 2020.The incident involved an attempt by a civilian to disarm a soldier who was conducting an arrest as part of OP COVID SAFETY.
The civilian was being arrested on suspicion of indulging in illegal conduct contrary to the Narcotics Act. 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 body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.
Investigations have already commenced into the incident.
The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to assure the general public that details of its investigations will be duly communicated.
Director Public Relations
Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra
Tel: +233-302774511 Fax: +233-302772241 Email: email@example.com Release No.7
5 April 2020