The family of Imoro Sherrif, a late soldier who was found dead with stab wounds in Ashaiman Taifa on March 4th, is being urged to trust in the state’s security system to ensure justice is served. It’s important for them to maintain composure during this difficult time.
During a visit to the bereaved family at Ashaiman Zongo Laka, the Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, made this plea to the family while members of the defence and interior committees of Parliament expressed their condolences.
“Don’t take revenge as a family and people of Ashaiman. The gods of Ghana will answer you. I know that it is difficult for all of us, but God has a way of defending the defenceless and Ghana will defend this family and the people of Ashaiman and in doing that, we will do what is right in accordance with the law. We at the Ministry of Defence are there and will support you”, he assured.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) band in Sunyani, Bono Region, lost a 22-year-old soldier who was fatally stabbed by unknown assailants.
The soldier was returning from his girlfriend’s house in Ashaiman-Taifa and en route to his residence when the incident occurred. The deceased soldier has been laid to rest, and the suspects believed to be responsible for his death have been apprehended.
The mother of the deceased officer, Afia Kyerah, expressed her devastation over the loss of her son. She was unaware that he had visited Ashaiman while on sick leave from his Sunyani base.
The death of Sherrif Imoro triggered military brutality in Ashaiman on March 7, resulting in the severe mistreatment of residents. Afia Kyerah called for justice to be served.
“Sherrif didn’t have any friends, he was always with me, some neighbours were always teasing me for turning him into a mummy’s boy. I had no idea he was coming to Ashaiman, I had no idea he will die like this, his death is so painful, I’m sad and devastated,” the mother said.