Let this be the last time any security officer is killed – Nitiwul warns
The Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has warned the public with regard to the killing of security personnel in the country.
He said the death of the young soldier, Sheriff Imoro, should be the last time a member of any of Ghana’s security agencies will be killed by the very people they have sworn to defend.
“Let this be the last time that men and women in uniform will be killed by the people they want to protect. Men and women in uniform – Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police, Immigration, all of them,” Mr Nitiwul warned.
Mr Nitiwul sounded the caution when members of the Defence and Interior Committees of Parliament paid a working visit to the Ashaiman community in a sequel to the saga around the death of Sheriff Imoro and the subsequent brutality on residents.
The Committee’s first stop was at the residence of the deceased soldier where the Defence Minister urged the family to remain calm and have faith in the state security system to bring about justice.
“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.
He said the President is very disturbed about the turn of events at Ashaiman, adding that the development “only tells us that we have a lot to do.”
The defence minister also noted that the military brutality of the residents of Ashaiman will be tackled at another forum.
“We will address the military action at another time but today, we are here to commiserate with the family and to let you know that the state is with you. The people of Ghana are mourning with you and will support you throughout your journey of grief and afterwards,” he stated.
He urged Ashaiman residents to live peacefully with the security services in the area.