The Military High Command is investigating the death of a Ghanaian who lost his life after sustaining wounds from a shot by a Military man.

A statement issued by the Military High Command on Sunday said “the civilian was being arrested on suspicion of indulging in illegal conduct contrary to the Narcotics Act. Initial reports are that the suspect in resisting arrest attempted to disarm the soldier leading to a struggle during which the soldier’s rifle accidentally went off”.

It added that “The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and while being conveyed to the hospital for medical attention, unfortunately, passed on. The body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra”.

The Military High Command said its investigations will be made public soon.

Read the statement below:

MILITARY PRESS RELEASE

The Ghana Armed Forces is investigating an incident that occurred in Ashiaman, Accra on Sunday 5 April 2020. The incident involved an attempt by a civilian to disarm a soldier who was conducting an arrest as part of OP COVID SAFETY.

The civilian was being arrested on suspicion of indulging in illegal conduct contrary to the Narcotics Act. Initial reports are that the suspect in resisting arrest attempted to disarm the soldier leading to a struggle during which the soldier’s rifle accidentally went off.

The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries and while being conveyed to the hospital for medical attention, unfortunately, passed on. The body has been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue in Accra.

Investigations have already commenced into the incident.

The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to assure the general public that details of its investigations will be duly communicated.

SIGNED

E AGGREY-QUASHIE

Colonel

Director Public Relations

Issued by the Public Relations Directorate, General Headquarters, Burma Camp, Accra

Tel: +233-302774511 Fax: +233-302772241 Email: website-dpr@ghq.mail.gh Release No.7

5 April 2020

By: Bernard Ralph Adams/Ryvanz Mia Online/Ghana

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