Soldiers who brutalized locals in Wa to face sanctions – GAF

The military high command has said personnel seen molesting civilians in a viral video in Wa would be sanctioned.

A Press Statement issued by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie said internal disciplinary measures have been instituted to deal with all those who will be found culpable in this unprofessional conduct by the soldiers.

A viral video on social media on Thursday, July 1, 2021, showed armed military officers brutalizing some residents of Wa, the Upper West Regional capital, allegedly over a missing mobile phone.

This comes barely a week after soldiers opened fire on protesters at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, leading to the death of two people and injuries to four others.

Meanwhile, the statement further indicated that 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 the unfortunate incident.

“The delegation will also explore means to assuage the anger of the people and promote good neighbourliness,” the statement added.


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