Ashaiman MP calls for bipartisan c’ttee to probe military brutalities
The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Mr. Ernest Norgbey has called for a bipartisan committee in Parliament to investigate the brutalities meted out on his constituents by military personnel from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
Soldiers believed to have come from Michel and Burma Camp stormed Taifa on March 7, 2023 where the soldier was killed and started brutalizing residents. 184 residents were later arrested and conveyed to Burma camp.
These residents were released after the real suspects who were hiding in Ashaiman were arrested by an intelligence led investigative operation by the police service.
However, the Circuit Court in Ashaiman has remanded all the six accused persons who have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old soldier, Imoro Sherif at Ashaiman on 4th March 2023.
Speaking on Starr Today with Emmanuel Agyabeng, the lawmaker also demanded from the government to either make a pronouncement or set up a committee of enquiries to deal with the operation the military undertook in his area.
“When pronouncements are made it will stop them from engaging in such acts. That is why I am asking for a bipartisan approach in parliament. If not, there should be a committee whether it is a committee or a commission of enquiry so that pronouncements can be made on these matters. My intention is to make sure that we stop this kind of invasion, a dangerous crime on humanity. Especially when the military will invade a community, brutalize people etc. I am of the view that it should be a thing of the past.”
“What happened in Ashaiman is just disgusting and nobody should countenance it. Because it’s a military officer being killed for that matter a whole military will invade the community. You have arrested 184 civilians out of which none could be identified as a perpetrator of the crime for which you invaded the place. Then I doubt the intelligence that was informed to invade into the community. So, when a partisan pronouncement is made it will be a thing of the past,” the MP stated.