Lockdown: One civilian shot dead by a military officer at Ashaiman

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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 available to GhanaWeb, Colonel E Aggrey-Quashie stated that the deceased was being arrested by a member of the Operation COVID Safety, 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 statement read

Read the full statement below.

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