The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is investigating an incident that occurred in Ashiaman, Accra on Sunday 5 April 2020 leading to the death of one person.
The incident involved an attempt by a civilian to disarm a soldier who was conducting an arrest as part of operation (OP) COVID SAFETY.
A statement signed by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel Aggrey-Quashie explained that “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 who sustained life-threatening injuries, unfortunately, passed on while being conveyed to the hospital for medical attention.
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” the statement added.