How Soldier Was Murdered At Ashaiman – Police Reveals FULL Details

The Ghana Police Service has disclosed details about the murder of 21-year-old soldier Imoro Sheriff at Ashaiman on  Saturday, 4th March 2023.

The police said robbers stabbed the trooper after he had resisted an attempt by two attackers to snatch his phone and backpack.

The late Sheriff, a trumpeter with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Band stationed at Sunyani in the Bono Region, was killed by the gang after he visited a lady at Ashaiman.

Although he was carrying a laptop and other electronic gadgets, the attackers reportedly made away with only his iPhone.

A total of six suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder, and they are all in police custody, pending prosecution.


A statement by the police on Sunday, 12th March, explained that: “Investigations further revealed that on 3rd March 2023, the deceased had visited a female friend at Ashaiman Newtown at about 10:30 pm and left the place in the middle of the night at about 01:30 am, on the 4th March 2023.

“After almost a week of painstaking intelligence-led operations, on 9th March 2023, the police arrested suspects Safianu Musah alias Dayorgu and  Ibrahim Abdul Rakib at their hideouts in Ashaiman. Two other suspects, Samuel Tetteh alias Wiper and Abubakar Sadick alias Birdman were also arrested at their hideouts on 10th March 2023. Two additional suspects, Yussif Mohammed and Abdul Gafaru  Abdul Karim were arrested on 11th and 12th March 2023, respectively”.

According to the police, “Samuel Tetteh and Abubakar Sadick, at about 1:45 am on 4th March 2023, attacked the deceased at Taifa Ashiaman in an attempt to rob him of his phone and a backpack. The deceased, however, resisted and struggled with the suspects. During the struggle, suspect Samuel Tetteh pulled out a knife and stabbed the deceased in the arm, snatched his phone and bolted, leaving the deceased with the knife stuck in his arm.

“A postmortem examination was performed on the deceased’s body on 8th March 2023, after which the pathologist gave the verbal cause of death as exsanguination and laceration of major vessels of left arm consistent with stabbed injury. Investigations also revealed that suspects Samuel Tetteh and Abubakar Sadick sold the phone they had robbed from the deceased to suspect Ibrahim Abdul Rakib, who later sold it to  suspect Safianu Musah”.

Below are the full details:

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