The mother of a soldier whose alleged murder triggered military brutality in Ashaiman says her son’s death has devastated her.
The late soldier’s mother, Afia Kyerah said she had no idea her son was visiting Ashaiman while on sick leave from his base in Sunyani, Bono Region.
The death of young soldier, Sheriff Imoro sparked the serious brutalization of residents of Ashaiman by the military on Tuesday, March 7.
On Tuesday, March 7, the military brutalised residents of Ashaiman following the death of Sheriff Imoro.
The 22-year-old soldier with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) band in Sunyani in the Bono Region was reportedly stabbed to death by unknown attackers on Saturday dawn.
The soldier was said to be returning from his girlfriend’s house in Taifa and heading toward his residence at Zongo-Laka in Ashaiman when the unfortunate incident occurred.
Military personnel stormed Ashaiman on Tuesday, March 7, and brutalized anyone they came across in the community following the supposed murder of the military officer.
Many Ghanaians have expressed their angst over the happenings in Ashaiman including award-winning artiste, Stonebwoy.
However, in reacting to sad occurrence, the mother of Imoro Sherrif, broke down in tears over her son’s death
According to deceased madam Afia Kyerah she wasn’t aware that his son will be returning home for treating only to found him dead in the community.
She added that told journalists that justice should be served accordance to the culprit behind her son’s death
“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, and I had no idea he would die in this manner. His death is so painful, I’m sad and devastated – the mother said.
In other news, the Ghana Armed Forces issued an official statement explaining why they invaded Ashaiman after a young soldier was stabbed to death.
The statement that was issued on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, by the GFA stated that their invasion of the Ashaiman community was not to avenge the soldier’s killers or to cause harm to the innocent residents, but to find the murderers.
The statement also added that, 184 people aged 21 to 47 were arrested and handed over to the Military Police after being found with narcotics during their searches.